Authentic Though Not Exotic : Essays on Filipino Identity

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Pub. Date: 2008-01-01
Publisher(s): Univ of Hawaii Pr
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Cultural identity continues to be important within and among nations. However, many Filipinos question the "authenticity" of their identity. They are uneasy about the heavy Spanish influence that came in with colonialism. They wonder if their culture is but a mixture of conflicting traditions. Moreover, they fear that the Hispanic presence seems an oddity in a Southeast Asia that defines itself as non-Western.

Author Biography

Fernando Nakpil Zialcita teaches at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University, and heads the Cultural Heritage Studies Program at the same

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Identity under Questionp. 1
Constructions of Community and Identity
Toward a Community Broader than the Kinp. 37
When was Paradise Lost?p. 81
Bourgeois yet Revolutionary in 1896-1898p. 113
A New Civil Culture Emerges
The Costs and Benefits of Civil Culturep. 141
More Original than We Thinkp. 179
We Are All Mestizosp. 211
Identity in the Global Village
As yet an Asian Flavor does not Existp. 239
Southeast Asia is a Collagep. 269
Referencesp. 301
Indexp. 329
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