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Philippine Postcolonial Studies: Essays on Language and Literature

Philippine Postcolonial Studies: Essays on Language and Literature

Regular price ₱428.50

Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo and Priscelina Patajo-Legasto edited this collection of essays by Filipino scholars unraveling life after colonization. These writings critically examine how Western influences have shaped our cultural perspectives, especially in older forms of English Studies and Comparative Literature. The focus is on marginalized cultural practices, adding a postcolonial lens to the discussions.

In 1993, the University of the Philippines Diliman reimagined its Comparative Literature program to make room for literary and cultural texts sidelined by Western aesthetics. A decade later, this second edition emerges, aiming to reach a broader local audience. Its mission is to understand Philippine Literature and Culture without falling into rigid definitions, considering the intricate web of social structures shaped by global, imperialist forces.

After being out of print for over a decade, the influential Philippine Postcolonial Studies is coming back. Geared toward scholars eager to challenge conventional approaches to studying cultural practices, these essays remain relevant and somewhat controversial. Much like its predecessor, the revived book illuminates different perspectives, emphasizes neglected cultural practices, and contributes to a more profound understanding of Philippine society.

University of the Philippines Press, Philippines

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Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 155 pages / BW


ISBN: 978-941-542-021-1

One copy only. Previously owned, with foxing stains on the cover, otherwise good copy.