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Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization

Kale Bantigue Fajardo

Abstract

Filipino seamen currently compose approximately twenty percent of the 1.2 million international maritime transportation workers. Ninety percent of the world’s goods and commodities are transported by ship. Taken together, these statistics attest to the critical role Filipino seamen play in worldwide maritime trade. This book examines the cultural politics of seafaring, Filipino maritime masculinities, and globalization in the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora. Drawing on fieldwork conducted on ships and in the ports of Manila and Oakland, as well as on an industrial container ship that tra ... More

Keywords: Filipino seamen, maritime transportation workers, seafaring, Philippines, Filipino diaspora, Manila, Oakland, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816666645
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816666645.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kale Bantigue Fajardo, author