Muslim Rulers and Rebels: Everyday Politics and Armed Separatism in the Southern Philippines / Edition 1

Muslim Rulers and Rebels: Everyday Politics and Armed Separatism in the Southern Philippines / Edition 1

by Thomas M. McKenna
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520210158

ISBN-13: 9780520210158

Pub. Date: 08/10/1998

Publisher: University of California Press

In this first ground-level account of the Muslim separatist rebellion in the Philippines, Thomas McKenna challenges prevailing anthropological analyses of nationalism as well as their underlying assumptions about the interplay of culture and power. He examines Muslim separatism against a background of more than four hundred years of political relations among

Overview

In this first ground-level account of the Muslim separatist rebellion in the Philippines, Thomas McKenna challenges prevailing anthropological analyses of nationalism as well as their underlying assumptions about the interplay of culture and power. He examines Muslim separatism against a background of more than four hundred years of political relations among indigenous Muslim rulers, their subjects, and external powers seeking the subjugation of Philippine Muslims. He also explores the motivations of the ordinary men and women who fight in armed separatist struggles and investigates the formation of nationalist identities. A skillful meld of historical detail and ethnographic research, Muslim Rulers and Rebels makes a compelling contribution to the study of protest, rebellion, and revolution worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520210158
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/10/1998
Series:
Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies Series
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.13(d)

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