Culture and Customs of the Philippines (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - History - 247 pages
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"Culture and Customs of the PhilippineS" provides the best general overview to the Asian archipelago and to a people with close ties to the United States and a long history of emigration and contributions to this country. The volume emphasizes how the strong indigenous Philippine culture meshes with constant influences from the West. Rodell, a specialist in Philippine history and society, superbly evokes the breadth of the Philippines for students and the general public. The wide variety of Philippine traditions is seen in each topic covered: the land, people, and history; religion and thought; literature and art; architecture; cuisine and fashion; gender, marriage, and family; festivals, media, film, and leisure activities; music and dance; and social customs and lifestyle.

"Culture and Customs of the PhilippineS" is crucial to multicultural reference collections today needing authoritative information on contemporary Asia that will capture readers' attention. Interest in the Philippines, a former U.S. colony, is especially high. Some highlights of the volume include discussion of the Tagalog, the principal ethnic group; the amalgamation of Christian, folk, and Muslim beliefs; the "bahay kubo," the rural house style; and the all-important Philippine family. A chronology, glossary, and numerous photos enhance the text.

  

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Contents

Land People and History
1
Thought and Religion
29
Art and Literature
49
Architecture and Housing
77
Cuisine and Fashion
99
Marriage Family and Gender
119
Festivals Theater Film Media and Other Entertainment
139
Music and Dance
173
Social Customs and Lifestyle
195
Glossary
213
Bibliography
221
Index
233
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About the author (2002)

PAUL A. RODELL is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Georgia Southern University and a specialist in Philippine and Southeast Asian history. He is also the executive director of the Association of Third World Studies.

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