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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Mail order brides: A M.O.B. of their own
by Sanchez, Mary Grace, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 76; 1587313
Abstract (Summary)

In this thesis, I explore two works from Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., A Public Message for Your Private Life (1998) and Mail Order Bride of Frankenstein (2003), that take into account the histories and identities produced within Filipino/a American Communities. I use Sarita Echavez See and Emily Noelle Ignacio's theories on parody to analyze the performative aspects of M.O.B's artworks. According to See and Ignacio, parody can be utilized as a tool to simultaneously form solidarity within Filipino American communities. By examining these ideas, I argue that M.O.B. performs appropriated representations of their ethnic and assimilated cultures by using parody to critique and problematize often-misrepresented individual and cultural identities.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kleinfelder, Karen
Commitee: Maram, Linda, Paquette, Catha
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Art, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian American Studies, Art history
Keywords: Filipina, Filipina American, Filipino American, M.O.B.s, Mail order brides
Publication Number: 1587313
ISBN: 978-1-321-71033-5
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