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Frontier constitutions : Christianity and colonial empire in the nineteenth-century Philippines /
John D. Blanco.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.
description
xviii, 372 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0520255194 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780520255197 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2009.
isbn
0520255194 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520255197 (cloth : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6826152
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-357) and index.
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"The value of this book's contribution to the comparative history of colonial cultures is indubitable, and its theoretical arguments are richly suggestive beyond its immediate sphere. This will be not only a crucial intervention in Philippine studies, but also one of real importance to the comparative study of colonialism, transnational modernities, and nationalism."--David Lloyd, author of Anomalous States: Irish Writing and the Postcolonial Moment and Ireland After History
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"The value of this book's contribution to the comparative history of colonial cultures is indubitable, and its theoretical arguments are richly suggestive beyond its immediate sphere. This will be not only a crucial intervention in Philippine studies, but also one of real importance to the comparative study of colonialism, transnational modernities, and nationalism."--David Lloyd, author ofAnomalous States: Irish Writing and the Postcolonial Moment and Ireland After History
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"[A] delightful reading that brings hope for tying Filipino history and world history into greater affinity."-- World History Connected
"Blanco keenly addresses the challenges and contradictions presented by Spanish colonialism in the age of enlightenment, modernity, and the birth of liberalism."
"Useful resource."
"Useful resource."-- Journal of Ecclesiastical History
"Useful resource."-- Jrnl of Ecclesiastical History
"[A] delightful reading that brings hope for tying Filipino history and world history into greater affinity."
"Blanco keenly addresses the challenges and contradictions presented by Spanish colonialism in the age of enlightenment, modernity, and the birth of liberalism."-- Philippine Studies
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Frontier Constitutions is a pathbreaking study of the cultural transformations arrived at by Spanish colonists, native-born creoles, mestizos (Chinese and Spanish), and indigenous colonial subjects in the Philippines during the crisis of colonial hegemony in the nineteenth century, and the social anomie that resulted from this crisis in law and politics. John D. Blanco argues that modernity in the colonial Philippines should not be understood as an imperfect version of a European model but as a unique set of expressions emerging out of contradictions--expressions that sanctioned new political communities formed around the precariousness of Spanish rule. Blanco shows how artists and writers struggled to synthesize these contradictions as they attempted to secure the colonial order or, conversely, to achieve Philippine independence.
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This is study of the cultural transformations arrived at by Spanish colonists, native-born creoles, mestizos (Chinese and Spanish), and indigenous colonial subjects in the Philippines during the crisis of colonial hegemony in the 19th century and the social anomie that resulted from this crisis in law and politics.
Main Description
Frontier Constitutionsis a pathbreaking study of the cultural transformations arrived at by Spanish colonists, native-born creoles, mestizos (Chinese and Spanish), and indigenous colonial subjects in the Philippines during the crisis of colonial hegemony in the nineteenth century and the social anomie that resulted from this crisis in law and politics. John D. Blanco argues that modernity in the colonial Philippines should not be understood as an imperfect version of a European model but as a unique set of expressions emerging out of contradictions--expressions that sanctioned new political communities formed around the precariousness of Spanish rule. Blanco shows how artists and writers struggled to synthesize these contradictions as they attempted to secure the colonial order or, conversely, to achieve Philippine independence.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction: Political Communities, "Common Sense," and the Colonial Statep. 1
Shibboleths
Imperial Christendom and the Colonial Statep. 27
Special Laws and States of Exceptionp. 64
Customs/(Ka)Ugali(an)p. 95
Projects
Publicsp. 129
Aestheticsp. 157
Values/Normsp. 184
Concatenations
Gothicp. 229
Epilogue: Colonialism and Modernityp. 271
Notesp. 287
Bibliographyp. 337
Indexp. 359
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