A Nation Aborted (rizal, American Hegemony, And Philippine Nationalism)
|Author||Floro C. Quibuyen|
|Dimension||6 x 9|
|Copyright||Revised edition 2008|
About recovering a lost history and vision, an invitation to re-read Rizal, rethink his project, and revision Philippine nationalism. Traces the trajectory of the Philippine nationalist movement from its inception in the late nineteenth century to its deformation and co-optation by US imperialism in the early years of the 20th century--- through a genealogy of the rise and fall of the symbol of Rizal, the national hero. Reconstructs Rizal's vision of the nation, a moral vision that was appreciated by kindred spirits in the so-called Propaganda Movement as well as the Katipunan, and resonated deeply with the revolutionary spirit of 1896--- the moral vision that constitutes what is most crucial and cogent in Rizal's lifework, in today's era of genocidal assertions of national sovereignty and predatory, corporate-driven globalization.
Floro C. Quibuyen obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science and M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and his B.A. on Philosophy at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. His professional work ranges from teaching various social sciences and humanities courses (at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the University of the Philippines, and the University of Santo Tomas) to filmmaking and video production. He has served as video consultant in Hawaii’s largest restaurant chain, and has worked as a certified director, producer, editor, and cameraman for Hawaii’s community television. He wrote, filmed, and directed a feature documentary on the lost science and art of Polynesian transoceanic navigation, Hokulča: Stars across a Sea of Time. His contributions to higher education include designing the A.B. Behavioral Studies Program at the University of the Philippines College of Arts and Sciences, Manila, and introducing innovative courses at the Asian Center, U.P. Diliman, such as The Philippines and Global Futures, The Philippines and the Asia-Pacific Region, Visual Anthropology, and Filipino Perspectives on Development. He has edited a journal and conducted public seminars on the impending convergent crises of peak oil and climate change.
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