Love, Passion, and Patriotism

Love, Passion, and Patriotism

by Raquel A. G. Reyes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0295988053

ISBN-13: 9780295988054

Pub. Date: 03/01/2008

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Love, Passion and Patriotism is an intimate account of the lives and experiences of a renowned group of young Filipino patriots, the men whose propaganda campaign was a catalyst for the country's revolt against Spain.

José Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Graciano López Jaena, and the brothers Juan and Antonio Luna were talented writers, artists,

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Love, Passion and Patriotism is an intimate account of the lives and experiences of a renowned group of young Filipino patriots, the men whose propaganda campaign was a catalyst for the country's revolt against Spain.

José Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, Graciano López Jaena, and the brothers Juan and Antonio Luna were talented writers, artists, and scientists who resided in Europe during the 1880s and 1890s. As expatriates they were free from the social constraints of their own society and eager to explore all that Europe had to offer. Their studies exposed them to scientific discourse on the body and new categorizations of pathology and disease, knowledge which they used to challenge the religious obscurantism and folk superstition they saw in their country.

Their experience of modern life in Europe also radically reshaped their ideas of sex and the sexual nature of Filipino women. Raquel A. G. Reyes uses the paintings, photographs, political writings, novels, and letters of the propagandistas to show the moral contradictions inherent in their passionate patriotism and their struggle to come to terms with the relative sexual freedom of European women, which they found both alluring and sordid. Provoked by racism and allegations of effeminacy and childishness, they displayed their manliness and urbanity through fashionable European dress, careful grooming and deportment, and demonstrated their courage and virility through fencing, pistol-shooting, and dueling.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295988054
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of IllustrationsPrefaceIntroduction

1. The Sensual Scene: Love and Courtship in Urbane Manila

2. Encountering La Parisienne: Juan Luna and the Challenge of Modern Femininity

3. Antonio Luna's Impresiones: The Anatomy of Amor Propio

4. Friar Immorality and Female Religiousity in the Ilustrado Imagination

5. Pathological Visions: Rizal, Female Sexuality and the Sickness of Society

6. Silencing the Flesh: Rizal's Erasure of Female Sexual Pleasure

ConclusionBiographical AppendixBibliographyIndex

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