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More Hispanic Than We Admit: Insights Into Philippine Cultural History Isaac Donoso

More Hispanic Than We Admit: Insights Into Philippine Cultural History

Isaac Donoso

Published November 24th 2008
ISBN : 9789710538003
Paperback
424 pages
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An extended meditation on the encounter between the native and the foreign, More Hispanic Than We Admit is a compilation of scholarly essays on Philippine culture and history. The book provokes discussion on the fascinating and sometimes uneasyMoreAn extended meditation on the encounter between the native and the foreign, More Hispanic Than We Admit is a compilation of scholarly essays on Philippine culture and history. The book provokes discussion on the fascinating and sometimes uneasy hybridity that is the Philippines.Presenting significant work by Philippine and international scholars spanning an eclectic range of disciplines, including anthropology, religion, sociology, philology, literary criticism, historiography, film and art studies, political science, and economics, the compilation traces the manifestations and paradoxes of hybridity by exploring the processes of cultural interaction and transformation. The book argues that, although subjects of the colonial enterprise, indios criollos had primacy of agency. The hegemonic cultural discourse invited a counter-discourse that was subtly crafted by emergent Philippine culture. More Hispanic Than We Admit recuperates our Hispanic past and inspires a continued and lasting engagement with Hispanic Philippine studies.