Category Archives: CRITICAL THEORY

USAPANG PUKI: BAKIT IMPERYALISTANG PAKANA ANG VAGINA MONOLOGUES NI EVE ENSLER?


KUMANDER PARAGO VERSUS ONE BILLION RISING: POLITIKANG SEKSUWAL SA PANAHON NG TERORISMONG U.S. — ni E. San Juan, Jr. Professorial Chairholder, Polytechnic University of the Philippines Ang tao ba ay katumbas lamang ng kanyang katawan, o bahagi nito? Ang kasarian … Continue reading

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CRITIQUE OF IMPERIAL CULTURAL STUDIES TODAY–by E.San Juan, Jr.


REFLECTIONS ON IMPERIAL CULTURAL STUDIES AND THE PROBLEM OF INDIGENIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES By E. San Juan, Jr. Dept of English,  University of the Philippines The re-election of Barack Obama to a second term as president of the United States … Continue reading

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FRANTZ FANON’S DIALECTICS by E.San Juan,Jr.


  FRANTZ FANON’S DIALECTICS by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Dept of English & Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines My final prayer: O my body, make of me always a man who questions! –Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks Despite his … Continue reading

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APOLINARIO MABINI: Ang Pagitan ng Katalagahan at Pangangailangan


APOLINARIO MABINI: PAGHAMON SA TADHANA AT MULING PAGSILANG NG MAPANGHIMAGSIK NA KAMALAYAN ni E. San Juan, Jr. Professorial Lecturer, Polytechnic University of the Philippines Walang kaibahan kung mamatay tayo sa gitna o dakong huli ng ating mahapding paglalakbay; ang salinlahing … Continue reading

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Foreword to Peter McLaren’s PEDAGOGY OF INSURRECTION


FOREWORD to PETER MCLAREN’S PEDAGOGY OF INSURRECTION by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. For citizens of the informed public sphere everywhere, Peter Mclaren needs no introduction. He is one of the world’s most distinguished educators, the key architect of “revolutionary critical … Continue reading

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On E. San Juan, Jr.’s Filipino poems


Poems of Engagement: E. San Juan, Jr. and the Various Philippine Political Dispensations by Tomasito T. Talledo Division of Social Sciences University of the Philippines Visayas Miag-ao, Iloilo <tomastalledo@yahoo.com> This essay aims to capture the continuing engagements of the poems … Continue reading

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THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE U.S. “CIVILIZING MISSION”


THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE AMERICAN ‘”CIVILIZING MISSION” Thanks to the Library of Congress and other sponsors of this historic celebration of this Filipino writer’s achievement, Carlos Bulosan—let’s call him Allos, as though we were his kasamas in Binalonan, … Continue reading

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VIOLENCE, NATIONALISM, THE POSTCOLONIAL STATE: Essay by E. San Juan Jr.


NATIONALISM, THE POSTCOLONIAL STATE, AND VIOLENCE by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Fellow, Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University It has become axiomatic for postmodernist thinkers to condemn the nation and its corollary terms, “nationalism” and “nation-state,” as the classic evils … Continue reading

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RE-VISITING CARLOS BULOSAN’S LIFE AND WORKS (during Filipino-American History Month)


EXCAVATING THE BULOSAN RUINS: WHAT IS AT STAKE IN RE-DISCOVERING THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST WRITER IN THE AGE OF U.S. GLOBAL TERRORISM? by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Numerous Filipino-American organizations in California celebrated the signing of Assembly Bill 123 by Governor Jerry … Continue reading

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SPINOZA’S PHILOSOPHY: The Body, Race, Freedom by E.San Juan, Jr.


Spinoza and the War of Racial Terrorism   E. San Juan, Jr.   A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation on life, not on death…. If men were born free, they … Continue reading

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