Category Archives: WOMEN’S LIBERATION

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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BERTOLT BRECHT, THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, AND THE PHILIPPINE REVOLUTION


BERTOLT BRECHT,     THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, and REVOLUTION IN THE PHILIPPINES: Reflections on “Senora Carrara’s Rifles” by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. The changeability of the world insists on its contradictoriness.  There is something in things, people, events, which makes … Continue reading

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THE FILIPINA FEMALE GAZE: A review of MARISOL, a film by Hella Wenders


AFTER MOURNING AND MELANCHOLIA, A TESTIMONY TO THE UNCANNY FILIPINA GAZE Or, Anticipating the Revenge of the Balik-bayan Cargo Cult A Review of MARISOL (2009)—a film directed by Hella Wenders; cinematography by Merle Jothe; produced by Barbara Mutschler and Florian … Continue reading

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WAR AND PEACE IN KINGSTON’S NOVEL, THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE (Expanded Version)


DIALECTICS OF AESTHETICS AND POLITICS IN MAXINE HONG KINGSTON’S THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE By E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Fellow, W.E.B.Du Bois Institute, Harvard University After the end of the Cold War at the beginning of the new millennium, September … Continue reading

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W. E. B. DU BOIS, GEORGE JACKSON, MUMIA ABU JAMAL


PREPARING FOR THE TIME OF REPARATION: SPECULATIVE CUES FROM W. E. B. DU BOIS, GEORGE JACKSON AND MUMIA ABU-JAMAL By E. San Juan, Jr. Let us not forget that in the Negro people, there sleep and are now awakening passions … Continue reading

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WHO’S AFRAID OF JESSICA HAGEDORN? Notes on a Filipina Writer in America


JESSICA  HAGEDORN: Who’s Afraid of Jessica? by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. It seems almost an unavoidable if somewhat comic necessity now, at least in  the academic world, for someone who appears to be from a minority enclave to be labelled … Continue reading

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FILIPINA WORKERS’ NARRATIVES: TESTIMONIES OF SUBALTERNS WHO CAN SPEAK


FILIPINA “SERVANTS” RESISTING GLOBALIZATION:  Agency and Representation in Migrant Women’s Narratives Nearly ten million Filipinos, mostly women domestics, now comprise the expanding Filipino diaspora of migrant workers all over the world. This is a historical phenomenon of unprecedented proportions. How … Continue reading

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BERTOLT BRECHT: The Philippine Connection


BERTOLT BRECHT’S SENORA CARRAR’S RIFLES AND ITS THIRD WORLD RESONANCE by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. –BERTOLT BRECHT, Arbeitsjournal A recent sojourn in the Philippines for a year has confirmed for me Brecht’s usefulness (his favorite epithet) in revitalizing the moribund … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH KARAPATAN HEAD MARIE HILAO-ENRIQUEZ


RE-AFFIRMING  HUMAN RIGHTS AND  THE VINDICATION OF  FILIPINO DIGNITY : by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. A FEW WEEKS AGO, to the consternation of a world audience, the provincial Universidad de Alcala in Spain awarded de facto president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo a … Continue reading

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