Religious Festivals in Contemporary Southeast Asia
This anthology of essays explore embodied narratives in which the connections between religion and nationalism, globality and locality, tourism and politics are drawn. While religious festivals are expressions of communal faith, they empower as well political, social, and economic networks. Emphasizing the Philippines, the essays demonstrate how religious festivals are windows into the identity of their observers as well as their participants. As extraordinary occasions where transgressive behaviors may be played out and displayed publicly, festivals negotiate cultural identities.
Edited by Patrick Alcedo, Sally Ann Ness and Hendrik M.J. Maier. Contributors include Ricardo D. Trimillos, David Harnish, Julius Bautista, John Marston, Reinhard Wendt, Julian Millie, Mohd Anis Md Nor, Basilio Esteban Villaruz, and Jazmin Badong Llana.
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 259 pages / BW