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dc.contributor.advisorAlidio, Kimberlyen
dc.contributor.advisorCvetkovich, Ann, 1957-en
dc.creatorMaxwell, Tera Kimberlyen
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-17T16:19:17Zen
dc.date.available2011-11-17T16:19:17Zen
dc.date.issued2011-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3576en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe history of the United States’ occupation in the Philippines requires an alternative archive that includes family stories, museums sites, and other memories to articulate the nearly inexplicable legacy of imperial trauma. My project foregrounds the intangible effects of American imperialism, traced in generational memories of Filipinos and Filipino Americans and their descendants. Addressing three key moments defining the Filipino and Filipino American experience: the Philippine-American War, World War II, and 21st century global capitalism, I look at how the under-the-surface, banal nature of imperial trauma’s legacy marks Filipino identity and creates blind spots in the Filipino imaginary. My dissertation examines sexual atrocities committed by American soldiers during the 1898-1902 Philippine-American War, revisits memories of World War II and the Japanese Occupation as represented in military museums in Fredericksburg, Texas and on Corregidor Island, Philippines, and concludes with the importance of the babaylan figure, from an ancient priestess tradition in the Philippines, for diasporic Filipinas to negotiate the contemporary challenges of everyday living. My dissertation examines the use of strategic storytelling to recover lost histories, heal from the past, and re-create the present.en
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectFilipino historyen
dc.subjectAmerican imperialismen
dc.subjectAlternative archiveen
dc.subjectBabaylanen
dc.subjectIndigenous spiritualityen
dc.subjectMilitary museumsen
dc.subjectRape during the Philippine-American Waren
dc.subjectWorld War II museumsen
dc.subjectPrincess Urdujaen
dc.titleImperial remains : memories of the United States' occupation of the Philippinesen
dc.date.updated2011-11-17T16:20:03Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-05-3576en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBremen, Brianen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLieu, Nhien
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWoodard, Helenaen
dc.description.departmentEnglishen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentEnglishen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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