Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities
Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities: Poetics, Society, and History by Herminia Menez Coben examines the centrality of verbal art in social life and the dynamic roles of verbal artists as religious and political leaders, as guardians of tradition, as well as agents of cultural change. The subtitle highlights its emphasis on poetics and gender politics, the poetics of violence, and of pacifism, tropes in social and historical contexts, and on colonialism, ethnic identity and political power.
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 392 pages / BW