Category Archives: SOCIOCRITICISM

E. San Juan, Jr., INTRODUCTION TO CARLOS BULOSAN’S The Philippines Is in the Heart (Ateneo U Press, 2017)


INTRODUCTION TO THE PHILIPPINES IS IN THE HEART by Carlos Bulosan by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. The passage of Carlos Bulosan from colonial Philippines to the U.S. metropole marks an axis of multiple historic transitions. He died at the height … 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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REFLECTIONS ON HEGEMONIC CULTURAL STUDIES


REFLECTIONS ON HEGEMONIC CULTURAL STUDIES AND THE PROBLEM OF INDIGENIZATION  IN THE PHILIPPINES By E. San Juan, Jr. FELLOW, HARRY RANSOM CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN, USA The re-election of Barack Obama to a second term as president of the … Continue reading

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INTRODUCTION by E. San Juan, Jr., TO “SIBOL SA MGA GUHO,” a novel in Filipino by Ave Perez Jacob


INTRODUKSIYON sa SIBOL SA MGA GUHO ni Ave Perez Jacob Sa umpisa pa lamang. maituturing ang nobelang ito na pamibihira at namumukod na akdang may layuning makatotohanan at mapagpalaya. Walang pasubaling tunay ang mga pangyayari inilarawan sa naratibo, ngunit mapapakawalan … Continue reading

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