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Identifying the Filipino American Bildungsroman: Whiteness, Ambivalence, and Masculinity in Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son

Linda Pierce Allen

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that the traditional Western bildungsroman as a form is xenophobic at its foundation, with the adolescent’s requisite assimilation into white normativity as the standard telos for ... More


The Transpacific Tactics of Contemporary Filipino American Literature

Martin Joseph Ponce

in Beyond the Nation: Diasporic Filipino Literature and Queer Reading

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768051
eISBN:
9780814768662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768051.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter delves into the transnational and cross-racial responses to racial misrecognition and “invisibility” in the work of M. Evelina Galang, Brian Ascalon Roley, Patrick Rosal, and Barbara ... More


Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives

Eleanor Ty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665075
eISBN:
9781452946368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665075.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Unfastened examines literary works and films by Asian Americans and Asian Canadians that respond critically to globality—the condition in which traditional national, cultural, geographical, and ... More


The 1.5 Generation: Filipino Youth, Transmigrancy, and Masculinity

Eleanor Ty

in Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665075
eISBN:
9781452946368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665075.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines two novels by Filipino American writers: Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son and Han Ong’s Fixer Chao. These novels document the lives of Filipino immigrants facing prejudice, ... More


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