Category Archives: DISCOURSES ON CONTRADICTIONS

On the censored poem “Man is a Political Animal”


Re-Visiting Diliman Souvenirs: Peirce’s Semiotics and the Return of the Suppressed E. SAN JUAN, JR. philcsc@gmail.com ABSTRACT In the July 1957 issue of The Philippine Collegian appeared a poem entitled “Man is a Political Animal,” a translation of Aristotle’s famous … Continue reading

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THE NATIONOAL DEMOCRATIC IMAGINATION IN THE PHILIPPINES by E. SAN JUAN, JR.


IMAGINATION IN THE PHILIPPINES AT THE END OF THE 20TH CENTURY Despite Bulosan’s achievement, it remains the case that the vision of a nation-in-the-making sedimented in Filipino writing in English cannot be fully assayed except in antithesis to the metropolis. … Continue reading

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HISTORY AND THE POLITICS OF TIME by E. San Juan, Jr.


HISTORY AND THE POLITICS OF TIMEWith Reference to Andres Bonifacio and Lualhati Bautista’s Desaparecidos by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Any process of reflection on the situation of Filipinos and Philippine society today, post-9/11 and in the midst of intense U.S. … Continue reading

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BALAGTAS: Florante at Laura–Isang Pagbasa ni E.San Juan, Jr.


BALAGTAS: Proyekto Tungo sa Diyalektikong Analisis at Materyalismong Interpretasyon ng Florante at Laura ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Perspektibang Materyalismong Diyalektikal at nasasaklaw rin ng utos ng Langit;dini sa puso ko’y kusang natititiknatural na leing sa aba’t mahapis. Tila madaling … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S LIBERATION: Circa 2007


`WOMEN’S LIBERATION IN THE PHILIPPINES: A Balikbayan’s Report By E. San Juan, Jr. …Power resides in the people. What we did was our heritage… We decided to rebel, to rise up and strike down the sources of power…No uprising fails. … Continue reading

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ACADEMIC CULTURAL STUDIES & THE PROBLEM OF INDIGENIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES


REFLECTIONS ON ACADEMIC CULTURAL STUDIES AND THE PROBLEM OF INDIGENIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES By E. San Juan, Jr. For A Re-cognitive Mapping Triangulating the Terrain Approaching a Conjunctural Transition Filipino Exceptionalism? A Return to Foundations? urged that “psychology has to … Continue reading

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GLOBAL CAPITALISM & THE FILIPINO DIASPORA


Contemporary Global Capitalism and the Challenge of the Filipino Diaspora By E. San Juan, JrFellow, W.E. B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University They kept saying I was a hero…a symbol of the Philippines. To this day I keep wondering what … Continue reading

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IMPERIAL CULTURAL STUDIES & INDIGENIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES


REFLECTIONS ON ACADEMIC CULTURAL STUDIES AND THE PROBLEM OF INDIGENIZATION IN THE PHILIPPINES By E. San Juan, Jr. For A Re-cognitive Mapping Triangulating the Terrain Approaching a Conjunctural Transition Filipino Exceptionalism? A Return to Foundations? urged that “psychology has to … Continue reading

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PROBLEMATIZING FILIPINX


PROBLEMATIZING THE NAME “FILIPINX”: A Colloquy by Delia D. Aguilar & E. San Juan, Jr. With Freedom Siyam, May Penuela, Charlie Samuya Veric, Jeffrey Cabusao, Michael Viola, and Delia Aguilar, initiated by Delia D. Aguilar with the collaboration of E. … Continue reading

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KALIGTASAN, nobela ni Faustino Aguilar: Kritika ni E. San Juan,Jr.


FAUSTINO AGUILAR: HISTORYADOR NG HIMAGSIKAN AT PAGBABAGONG-BUHAY NG URING ANAK-PAWIS AT MAKABAGONG KABABAIHAN E. San Juan, Jr.Emeritus professor, University of Connecticut, USAphilcsc@gmail.com What kind of justice is it when a nobleman or a goldsmith or a mon-eylender, or someone else … Continue reading

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