9781503609419-1503609413-Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines (Culture and Economic Life)

Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines (Culture and Economic Life)

ISBN-13: 9781503609419
ISBN-10: 1503609413
Edition: 1
Author: Reyes, Victoria
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781503609419
ISBN-10: 1503609413
Edition: 1
Author: Reyes, Victoria
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Format: Paperback 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors Reyes, Victoria wrote Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines (Culture and Economic Life) comprising 312 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1503609413 and 9781503609419. Since then Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines (Culture and Economic Life) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The U.S. military continues to be an overt presence in the Philippines, and a reminder of the country's colonial past. Using Subic Bay (a former U.S. military base, now a Freeport Zone) as a case study, Victoria Reyes argues that its defining feature is its ability to elicit multiple meanings. For some, it is a symbol of imperialism and inequality, while for others, it projects utopian visions of wealth and status. Drawing on archival and ethnographic data, Reyes describes the everyday experiences of people living and working in Subic Bay, and makes a case for critically examining similar spaces across the world. These foreign-controlled, semi-autonomous zones of international exchange are what she calls global borderlands. While they can take many forms, ranging from overseas military bases to tourist resorts, they all have key features in common. This new unit of globalization provides a window into broader economic and political relations, the consequences of legal ambiguity, and the continuously reimagined identities of the people living there. Rejecting colonialism as merely a historical backdrop, Reyes demonstrates how it is omnipresent in our modern world.

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