Category Archives: UNTIMELY OBSERVATIONS

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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WOMEN’S LIBERATION IN THE PHILIPPINES–by E. San Juan, Jr.


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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RIZAL AND “THE WOMAN QUESTION”–E. San Juan, Jr.


  SISA’S  VENGEANCE:  JOSE  RIZAL & THE MOTHER OF ALL INSURGENCIES                         By E. SAN JUAN, Jr.              Liberty is a woman who grants her favors only to the brave. … Continue reading

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THE REVOLUTIONARY RIZAL: Slaves of yesterday, tyrants of today?


JOSE RIZAL : Re-discovering the Revolutionary Agent behind the National Hero BY E. SAN JUAN, Jr.   Yo la tengo,  y yo espero que ha de brillar un dia / en que venza la Idea a la fuerza brutal, / que despues … Continue reading

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Preface to 2nd edition of E. SAN JUAN, Jr., RIZAL IN OUR TIME (Manila: Anvil Publishing 2011)


PREFACE TO 2ND EDITION OF RIZAL IN OUR TIME (Anvil Publishing 2011) by E. San Juan, Jr.       With the advent of this new millennium, it is not premature to say that Jose Rizal, for over a hundred years the … Continue reading

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FILIPINIZING CULTURAL STUDIES: Notes from a Lecture at Ateneo de Manila University, 11 March 2011


ARGUMENTS TOWARD  FILIPINIZING “CULTURAL STUDIES”: Notes toward a Reconstruction of Philippine Studies   n               By E. San Juan, Jr. 1. “Cultural Studies” (CS) originating from UK and North America focuses on the complex relations of “power” and “knowledge” (knowledge-production) at … Continue reading

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