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Concerning constructions of self and other: auto-racism and imagining Amerika in the christian Philippines

Bulloch, Hannah


The term ‘colonial mentality’ is popularly used among many Filipinos to refer to a tendency to compare themselves negatively to Amerikanos. This paper explores the everyday form such deprecating self/other constructions take on the island of Siquijor in the Central Visayas region of the archipelago. It sheds light on how these constructions are socially situated, deployed and reproduced, their limits and their effects. It shows that comparisons between categories of Filipino and Amerikano must...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-07-05
Type: Journal article
Source: Anthropological Forum: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Comparative Sociology 23.3 (2013): 221-241
DOI: 10.1080/00664677.2013.804400


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