Abstract

The manuscript critically evaluates the life experiences and politicization of Filipino American activist and torture survivor, Melissa Roxas. The article explores how her politicization offers perspective to a contemporary Filipino American activist formation that views the eradication of neocolonial conditions in the Philippines as an intertwined political project in confronting unjust social relations constraining their collective human potential within the United States. Utilizing the interdisciplinary fields of Asian American studies and critical pedagogy, the article demonstrates how Roxas’s educational experiences through her exposure programs to the Philippines animate what the author terms a Filipino Critical (FilCrit) pedagogy. The manuscript outlines the qualities of such an emancipatory pedagogy and underscores the neocolonial global relations under which it is fashioned.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1096-8598
Print ISSN
1097-2129
Pages
pp. 1-30
Launched on MUSE
2014-02-19
Open Access
No
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