Cannell, Fenella. 1999. Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. This is an ethnography of a town situated in the lowlands of Bicol region, the region which at the time of Cannell’s research in 1988-89 was the “poorest in the nation” (1). Cannell focuses her study on the poorest … Continue reading Cannell, Fenella. 1999. Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines.
Jocano, F. Landa. 1998. Filipino Social Organization: Traditional Kinship and Family Organization. Manila: Punlad Research House. Using functionalist arguments, the book argues that the family is the Filipino's “social universe,” and that it is the source of Filipino's activities – from economic support, social status, religion, psychological assistance, to care and security in old age … Continue reading Annotation: Jocano, F. Landa. 1998. Filipino Social Organization
Fajardo, Kale, B. 2011. Filipino Crosscurrents: Oceanographies of Seafaring, Masculinities, and Globalization. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. As 90% of the world's goods and commodities are transported by ship, and with the Philippines being the world's top supplier of shipping labor (providing 20% of the 1.2 million seamen working in international shipping), there is no … Continue reading Annotation: Fajardo, Kale, B. 2011. Filipino Crosscurrents
Covar, Prospero. 1998. Larangan: Seminal Essays on Philippine Culture, Manila: Sampaguita Press. Pilipinolohiya (Chapter 4) is the systematic study of the Filipino psyche, and of Philippine culture and society. The Filipino, Covar writes, is like a banga (vessel), and s/he has: labas (exteriority), loob (interiority), and lalim (depth). Using structural functionalism and concepts from indigenous … Continue reading Covar, Prospero. 1998. Larangan
de Jesus, Melinda (ed). 2005. Pinay Power: Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience. New York: Routledge. In this collection of essays by Filipino American peminists, Peminism “signifies the assertion of a specifically Filipina American subjectivity, one that radically repudiates white feminist hegemony as it incorporates the Filipino American oppositional politics” (de Jesus, 5). Peminist theorizing requires the … Continue reading Annotation: de Jesus, Melinda (ed). 2005. Pinay Power
Enriquez, Virgilio. 2008. From Colonial to Liberation Psychology: The Philippine Experience. Quezon City: University of the Philippines The Sikolohiyang Pilipino (Philippine psychology) movement, as the author writes, is a call for action. The movement promotes a Philippine psychology that “seeks to put things in their proper perspective and check the imbalance resulting from extreme reliance … Continue reading Annotation: Enriquez, Virgilio. 2008. From Colonial to Liberation Psychology