The Philippines / Edition 4

The Philippines / Edition 4

by David Joel Steinberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813337550

ISBN-13: 9780813337555

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Westview Press


A unified nation with a single people, the Philippines is also a highly fragmented, plural society. Divided between uplander and lowlander, rich and poor, Christian and Muslim, between those of one ethnic, linguistic, and geographic region and those of another, the nation is a complex mosaic formed by conflicting forces of consensus and national identity and of…  See more details below

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A unified nation with a single people, the Philippines is also a highly fragmented, plural society. Divided between uplander and lowlander, rich and poor, Christian and Muslim, between those of one ethnic, linguistic, and geographic region and those of another, the nation is a complex mosaic formed by conflicting forces of consensus and national identity and of division and instability.It is not possible to comprehend the many changes in the Philippines—such as the rise and fall of Ferdinand Marcos or the revolution that toppled him—without an awareness of the religious, cultural, and economic forces that have shaped the history of these islands. These forces formed the focus of the first edition of The Philippines. Of that 1982 edition, the late Benigno Aquino Jr., noted that “anyone wanting to understand the Philippines and the Filipinos today must include this book in his ‘must’ reading list.”The fourth edition has been updated through the final years of the Ramos presidency, and contains a new section on the impact of President Estrada.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813337555
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Series:
Nations of the Modern World Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Third Edition
1The Rules of the Road1
Kinship and Other Relationships3
Social Values5
2This Very Beautiful Pearl of the Orient Sea11
Nature's Terrors12
The Physical Environment13
Wet Rice14
Sugar, Hemp, and Coconut19
Land Ownership and the Distribution of Rural Wealth22
Other Crops and Resources28
Manila29
3A Singular and a Plural Folk37
The Plural Society38
Lowlanders and Uplanders39
Migrants40
The Chinese42
The Mestizos44
The New Filipinos47
The Ilustrado Elite48
The Function of Education50
4The Search for a Usable Past53
The Spanish Era56
The Nineteenth Century60
Ilustrado Nationalism62
The Decade of Struggle63
Ilustrado-American Collaboration66
Historical Ambiguities71
The American Interregnum73
5The Religious Impulse: Global and Local Traditions79
The Spanish Church80
Iglesia Filipina Independiente83
The Roman Church During the American Interregnum84
The Local Tradition85
Islam90
Religion Today93
6Collaboration and Restoration101
The Trauma of World War II101
The Old Order109
7The Marcos Era115
The Man Himself115
The Constitutional Presidency117
Martial Law121
The Communist Insurgency127
Economic Growth and Decline130
New Players and Old134
Disease and Decay140
8The Age of Aquino151
The First Blush153
The Politicized Army and the Militarized Party156
Prosperity and Stability167
Nationalism Resurgent174
A Democratic Conclusion181
Change and Stasis187
9Ramos: A New Direction?193
The Ramos Presidency193
National Stability196
The End of Neocolonialism197
Conclusion200
Glossary203
Bibliography207
About the Book and Author228
Index229

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