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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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EXCAVATING THE BULOSAN RUINS (reposted from KRITIKA KULTURA 23 (2014)


EXCAVATING THE BULOSAN RUINS: WHAT IS AT STAKE IN RE-DISCOVERING THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST WRITER IN THE AGE OF U.S. GLOBAL TERRORISM? E. San Juan, Jr., Professorial Lecturer, Polytechnic University of the Philippines     Abstract Based on research in the unpublished … Continue reading

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CULTURAL POLITICS IN THE PHILIPPINES –A retrospective–by E. San Juan, Jr.


CULTURAL POLITICS IN THE PHILIPPINES by E. San Juan, Jr. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004 at 11:38 AM philcsc@netscape.com, Various strategies of consciousness-raising and political education in the national-democratic movement are possible in theory, but they should all be discussed, analyzed … Continue reading

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C.L. R. JAMES: BEYOND POST-COLONIAL THEORY


Beyond Postcolonial Theory: The Mass Line in C. L. R. James’s Works   BY E. SAN JUAN, Jr. One of the many facets of the career of Mzee C. L. R. James is precisely the awareness that African freedom will … Continue reading

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SPOORS OF IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES: An Outline History


SPOORS OF IMPERIALISM & NEOCOLONIALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES: Sketch of a Synoptic Reconaissance   by E. San Juan, Jr. Philippines Cultural Studies Center The history of the Philippines as a colony and neocolony can be divided into three parts. The … 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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