Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Beyond the NationDiasporic Filipino Literature and Queer Reading$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Martin Joseph Ponce

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814768051

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814768051.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 20 October 2019

The Sexual Politics of Carlos Bulosan’s Radicalism

The Sexual Politics of Carlos Bulosan’s Radicalism

Chapter:
(p.89) 3 The Sexual Politics of Carlos Bulosan’s Radicalism
Source:
Beyond the Nation
Author(s):

Martin Joseph Ponce

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814768051.003.0003

This chapter looks at the gendering and sexualizing of Filipino radicalism and transnational anti-imperialism in Carlos Bulosan's work. It places The Cry and the Dedication in the context of some of Bulosan's earlier work and in conversation with Huk leader Luis Taruc's autobiography, Born of the People (1953). Instead of addressing a story of increasing “revolutionary” consciousness, the chapter unveils some of the tensions and contradictions that arise as Bulosan seeks to insert a diasporic voice into the debates around “national liberation” and political radicalism. By offering a queer diasporic reading of Bulosan's work that highlights his self-authorizing endeavors, the chapter not only illustrates how his multivalent modes of address are articulated through sex, gender, and sexuality, but also gives some sense of the formal complexity of his writing.

Keywords:   Carlos Bulosan, Filipino radicalism, transnational anti-imperialism, The Cry and the Dedication, Born of the People, Luis Taruc, national liberation

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.