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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520210166

ISBN-13: 9780520210165

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…  See more details below

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.

Author Biography: Thomas M. McKenna is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520210165
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/10/1998
Series:
Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies Series, #26
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Extraordinary and Everyday Politics in the Muslim Philippines1
1The Politics of Heritage11
2People and Territory in Cotabato25
3Islamic Rule in Cotabato45
4European Impositions and the Myth of Morohood69
5America's Moros86
6Postcolonial Transitions113
7Muslim Separatism and the Bangsamoro Rebellion138
8Regarding the War from Campo Muslim170
9Unarmed Struggle197
10Muslim Nationalism after Marcos234
11Resistance and Rule in Cotabato269
Notes291
Glossary337
Bibliography339
Index355

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