Who Defines “the Popular”?
Post-colonial Discourses on National Identity
and Popular Christianity in the Philippines
PETER J. BRÄUNLEIN
In memory of Pattana Kitiarsa, a good friend.
The social sciences are enmeshed with their own subject area in complex ways.
Social-scientific discourses have an impact on the self-perception of tradition,
authenticity and identity in the broader society. In the following sections, I shall
trace various scholarly discourses on Filipino tradition, national identity, and
popular Christianity. Such
Counter-Mapping for Resistance and Solidarity in the Philippines
Between Art, Pedagogy and Community
Arnisson Andre C. Ortega, Ma. Simeona M. Martinez, Cian Dayrit, Kristian Karlo C.Saguin
Counter-Cartography Is Education
Mapping is a deeply political practice. Especially when considering
how it is embedded in the reproduction of power in the Philippine
context. Historically, mapping can be linked to colonial exploits
and imperial pursuits as it attempts to represent colonized popu-
lations and places within a legible territory conducive for exploita
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of Filipinos in Israel are female, in the following I
will use the female form only when referring exclusively to women.
of Immigration and Absorption apparently thought proper citizens in the
making should know. The language course was part of the Zionist
encouragement of Jewish mass immigration to Israel.2 Nevertheless, the state-
centred “we Jews against the world” discourse I encountered in my ulpan was
too much for me at the time. The contradiction of having been engaged in
anti-fascist and anti-nationalist politics from early teenage
AP Associated Press
ARC Asylum Rights Campaign (Großbritannien)
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
C’Sur/CSUR Collectif de soutien d’urgence aux réfugiés (Frankreich)
CCFD Comité Catholique Contre la Faim et pour le Développement
CCME Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe (Sitz: Brüssel)
CFMW Commission for Filipino Migrant Workers (international,
Sitz: u.a. Amsterdam)
CGIL Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavaro
CGT Confédération General du Travail (Frankreich)
CIMADE Service œcuménique d