Category Archives: DISCOURSES ON CONTRADICTIONS

SINING KONSEPTWAL, PANITIKANG POST-KONSEPTWAL: Estetika, Politika, Rebolusyon ng Masa–ni E. San Juan, Jr.


 SINING-KONSEPTWAL, PANITIKANG POST-KONSEPTWAL:  BAKIT KAILANGAN ANG PERMANENTENG REBOLUSYON? ni E. San Juan, Jr.   The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum, a great variety of morbid … Continue reading

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Contemporary Global Capitalism and the Challenge of the Filipino Diaspora By E. San Juan, Jr Professorial Chair, Polytechnic Universiy of the Philippines 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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THE FILIPINO DIASPORA: Emblem & Symptom by E. San Juan, Jr.


  Speculations on the Filipino Diaspora: Recognizing Ourselves in OFWs; or Progress Over Our Dead Bodies E. San Juan, Jr. Polytechnic University of the Philippines In the era of “post-truth” and “alternative facts,” can we still talk intelligibly about 12 … 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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TRANSKRIPSYON / TRANSCRIPTION– by E. San Juan, Jr.


TRANSKRIPSYON NG ILANG BYTES NG KOMPYUTER NG NASA, WASHINGTON, DC,USA —“Everyone in the planet is under total surveillance today.” –Edward Snowden –“Nothing is meaningless….”  –Sissi, sa pelikulang The Princess & the Warrior  Gising ka na ba?  Anong gumagapang na hayop … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S LIBERATION IN THE PHILIPPINES (circa 2007)


WOMEN’S LIBERATION IN THE PHILIPPINES: A Balikbayan’s Report (circa 2007) By E. San Juan, Jr. , Fellow, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin …Power resides in the people. What we did was our heritage… We decided to rebel, to rise … Continue reading

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E. San Juan, CARLOS BULOSAN: Revolutionary Filipino Writer in the U.S.–paperback edition out, from Peter Lang, Inc.


Carlos Bulosan–Revolutionary Filipino Writer in the United States: A Critical Appraisal is an in‐depth, critical evaluation of Bulosan’s major works in the context of the sociopolitical changes that configured his sensibility during the Depression, the united‐front mobilization prior to World … Continue reading

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