Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America by Christine Bacareza Balance (review)

Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America by Christine Bacareza Balance... claim that Singaporean food is especially popular or that Singaporean restaurants and chefs are at the forefront of the world cooking scene. To conclude, Food, Foodways and Foodscapes is a valuable, stimulating book, one that tells us much not only about Singaporean foodways but also about contemporary Singaporean culture, society, politics and power structures. It calls, however, for a special kind of reading that pays attention both to the written text and to the unwritten one. REFERENCE Ritzer, George. The McDonaldization of Society: An Investigation into the Changing Character of Contemporary Social Life. Newbury Park, California: Pine Forge Press (Sage), 1993. Nir Avieli Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, PO Box 653 Beer Sheva, Israel 8410501; email: avieli@bgu.ac.il. DOI: 10.1355/sj32-2o Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America. By Christine Bacareza Balance. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2016. ix+256 pp. Christine Bacareza Balance’s Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America is an important and welcome contribution to an emergent body of writing that provides innovative and incisive analysis of Filipino diasporic expressive forms and, specifically, Filipino performance. This scholarship also includes Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns’s Puro Arte: Filipinos on the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America by Christine Bacareza Balance (review)

Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America by Christine Bacareza Balance (review)


claim that Singaporean food is especially popular or that Singaporean restaurants and chefs are at the forefront of the world cooking scene. To conclude, Food, Foodways and Foodscapes is a valuable, stimulating book, one that tells us much not only about Singaporean foodways but also about contemporary Singaporean culture, society, politics and power structures. It calls, however, for a special kind of reading that pays attention both to the written text and to the unwritten one. REFERENCE Ritzer, George. The McDonaldization of Society: An Investigation into the Changing Character of Contemporary Social Life. Newbury Park, California: Pine Forge Press (Sage), 1993. Nir Avieli Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, PO Box 653 Beer Sheva, Israel 8410501; email: avieli@bgu.ac.il. DOI: 10.1355/sj32-2o Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America. By Christine Bacareza Balance. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2016. ix+256 pp. Christine Bacareza Balance’s Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America is an important and welcome contribution to an emergent body of writing that provides innovative and incisive analysis of Filipino diasporic expressive forms and, specifically, Filipino performance. This scholarship also includes Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns’s Puro Arte: Filipinos on the Stages of Empire (2012), Sarita Echavez See’s The Decolonized Eye: Filipino American Art and Performance (2009), and Theodore S. Gonzalves’s The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino/a American Diaspora (2009). It amounts collectively to a body of work that provides a genealogy and an archive of Filipino performance that 17-J02138 SOJOURN 06.indd 437 serve to illuminate how Filipinos grapple with the ongoing legacy of U.S. empire-building. In approaching questions of history, empire and identification through the lens of performance, these works broaden...
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claim that Singaporean food is especially popular or that Singaporean restaurants and chefs are at the forefront of the world cooking scene. To conclude, Food, Foodways and Foodscapes is a valuable, stimulating book, one that tells us much not only about Singaporean foodways but also about contemporary Singaporean culture, society, politics and power structures. It calls, however, for a special kind of reading that pays attention both to the written text and to the unwritten one. REFERENCE Ritzer, George. The McDonaldization of Society: An Investigation into the Changing Character of Contemporary Social Life. Newbury Park, California: Pine Forge Press (Sage), 1993. Nir Avieli Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, PO Box 653 Beer Sheva, Israel 8410501; email: avieli@bgu.ac.il. DOI: 10.1355/sj32-2o Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America. By Christine Bacareza Balance. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2016. ix+256 pp. Christine Bacareza Balance’s Tropical Renditions: Making Musical Scenes in Filipino America is an important and welcome contribution to an emergent body of writing that provides innovative and incisive analysis of Filipino diasporic expressive forms and, specifically, Filipino performance. This scholarship also includes Lucy Mae San Pablo Burns’s Puro Arte: Filipinos on the

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