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A C K N O W L E D G M E N T S vii Contents A C K N O W L E D G M E N T S ix P R E FA C E : W H Y F I L I P I N O S ? xvii 1 Introduction: Filipino Community Formation on the Internet 1 2 Problematizing Diaspora: If Nation, Culture, and Homeland Are Constructed, Why Bother with Diasporic Identity? 28 3 Selling Out One’s Culture: The Imagined Homeland and Authenticity 53 4 “Ain’t I a Filipino (Woman)?”: Filipina as Gender Marker 78 5 Laughter in the Rain: Jokes as Membership and Resistance 113 6 E Pluribus or E Pluribus Unum?: Can There Be Unity in Diversity? 134 APPENDIX A: STUDYING THE DEFINITION OF “FILIPINO” 149 APPENDIX B: YOU MAY BE MARRIED TO A FILIPINA IF 150 APPENDIX C: ARE YOU REALLY FILIPINO? 152 N O T E S 157 R E F E R E N C E S 163 I N D E X 171 vii viii A C K N O W L E D G M E N T S ...


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