Migration Revolution: Philippine Nationhood and Class Relations in a Globalized Age



Author: Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr.

Since the 1960s, overseas migration has become a major force in the Philippines.Migrant remittances have become a major pillar of the economy. It has also profoundly influenced the sense of the nationhood of both migrants and nonmigrants. Migrant workers learn to view the home country as part of a plural world of nations, and they shaped a new sort of Filipino identity while appropriating the modernity of outside world, where at least for a while they operated as insiders.

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