Francesca Polletta

Author of Inventing the Ties that Bind: Imagined Relationships in Moral and Political Life

Joining theories of migration and social movements, Insurgent Communities explores how diasporic identities are politically made and remade. Anti-Marcos insurgents had to convince Filipinos in the United States and the Netherlands that loyalty to the Filipino nation required opposition to the Philippine state, and Sharon Quinsaat’s account of how they did that is compelling.