Bullfighting in the Philippines, 1602-2022
Packed with vivid details and cross-cultural insights, Gaspar A. Vibal's Bullfighting in the Philippines, 1602-2022 is the most comprehensive Philippine taurine history to date. By presenting a measured and critical approach to a divisive practice, the book also serves as a philosophical reflection of humankind's own struggle to embrace—or disown—bloody spectacles.
Deploying poems, essays, anecdotes, legal code, and artworks, this stirring history proves that bullfighting was not a mere footnote to Spanish or Philippine history and delivers a stunning meditation on the intersection of two peoples' attitudes to masculinity, gendered roles, national identity, and commonly shared history.
Vibal Foundation, Inc., Philippines
Softcover / 8 x 10 inches / 258 pages / Color