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Filipino Time: Affective Worlds and Contracted Labor

Allan Punzalan Isaac


Filipino Time examines how a variety of immaterial labor performed by Filipinos in the Philippines and around the world, while producing bodily and affective disciplines and dislocations, also generate and explore vital affects, multiple networks, and other worlds. Whether in representations of death in a musical or keeping work time at bay in a call center, these forms of living emerge from and even work alongside capitalist exploitation of affective labor. Affective labor involves human intersubjective interaction and creative capacities. Thus, through creative labor, subjects make communal ... More

Keywords: affect, affective labor, chronicity, chronography, communal worlds, Filipino labor, labor migration, labor-time

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823298525
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823298525.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Allan Punzalan Isaac, author
Rutgers University