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The Silenced Body of The Silent Soprano : The Overseas Filipino Worker as Silent and Erased in a Global City

The Silenced Body of The Silent Soprano : The Overseas Filipino Worker as Silent and Erased in a... Abstract: This essay interrogates the traditionally gendered Filipino female domestic helper vis-à-vis her “constructed” role in transnational relations and the idea of globalization represented in the 2007–2008 musical The Silent Soprano . Through this musical, the essay explores how globalization and transnational relations are experienced and mediated on the stage of the developing city of Manila, which claims to be a cosmopolitan one. It is posited that the representations of transnational relations and globalization are predicated within methodological nationalism, inscribing a fear of participation in a globalized and cosmopolitan living. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

The Silenced Body of The Silent Soprano : The Overseas Filipino Worker as Silent and Erased in a Global City

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 30 (2) – Oct 14, 2013

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Abstract

Abstract: This essay interrogates the traditionally gendered Filipino female domestic helper vis-à-vis her “constructed” role in transnational relations and the idea of globalization represented in the 2007–2008 musical The Silent Soprano . Through this musical, the essay explores how globalization and transnational relations are experienced and mediated on the stage of the developing city of Manila, which claims to be a cosmopolitan one. It is posited that the representations of transnational relations and globalization are predicated within methodological nationalism, inscribing a fear of participation in a globalized and cosmopolitan living.

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 14, 2013

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