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The lowland Philippines, in contrast to the apparently "exotic," "tribal" areas, has for many years been thought of as a strangely Westernized place, without a cultural life of its own. This innovative and important book shows that this perception is a myth, which reflects our own obsessions with defining culture and identity as something "unchanging." Through an absorbingThe lowland Philippines, in contrast to the apparently "exotic," "tribal" areas, has for many years been thought of as a strangely Westernized place, without a cultural life of its own. This innovative and important book shows that this perception is a myth, which reflects our own obsessions with defining culture and identity as something "unchanging." Through an absorbing account of arranged marriages, miraculous saint cults, spirit mediumship and gay beauty contests, the author describes the unexpectedness of daily life in rural Bicol and the resilience and imagination of the Filipino poor....

Title : Power and Intimacy in the Christian Philippines
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ISBN : 9780521646222
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 344 Pages
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