The World's Tagalog Movies and Filipino Music Store

  •  by Author
  •  by Publisher
  •  by Category

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Discover credit cards

Sacrificial Bodies: The Oblation And Political Aesthetics Of Masculine Representations In Philippine Visual Cultures
Sacrificial Bodies: The Oblation And Political Aesthetics Of Masculine Representations In Philippine Visual Cultures
Category Culture
Publisher UP Press
Author Reuben Ramas Caņete
Pages 394 pp.
Dimension 6 x 9, 700g
Copyright 2012
Price US$ 42.95
 Bookpaper ISBN9715426664

SACRIFICIAL BODIES is a comprehensive study on how the act of heroic sacrifice against foreign aggression has been transformed into a means of liberating generations of Filipinos from all forms of oppression, through the iconic pose and location of Guillermo Tolentino's sculpture, the Oblation, within the University of the Philippines (UP) campus. The book chronicles the ideas, philosophies, and genealogy of this statue from the turn of the century to the present, combining approaches in anthropology, art history, political science, and literary theory in fleshing out the various meanings and implications of this pose. Irrevocably tied to the student body and faculty of UP, the Oblation's sacrificial symbolism was also meant to cover a national audience, and teach us how to redeem ourselves by undertaking the same process of suffering, death, and resurrection that its primary model, the Passion of Christ, imprinted upon the cultural memory of colonial-era Filipinos. By tracing this idea through the various icons and images of the Oblation, the book also reveals how ambivalent and context-specific this assertion has been ingrained, imagined, and re-experienced by generations of practitioners in Philippine visual culture.

Reuben Ramas Caņete , PhD (b. 1966) is currently an associate professor at the Department of Art Studies, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, Quezon City. He obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Major in Painting, at the University of Santo Tomas (1988); his MA degree in Art History at UP Diliman (2002); and his PhD in Philippine Studies also at UP Diliman (2008). An artist, writer, educator, and independent curator, he has written for both academic publications as well as mainstream publications on the subject of Philippine art and culture.

( US$ 42.95 Bookpaper )

Quick Jump:
by Author   •   by Publisher   •   by Category

Search KC Book Section

Still can't find the book you want? If the book you want is not yet listed in our online catalog, write us now about your special order. If it exists, we will find it!

  Flag Counter

Order copies of your Philippine birth certificate, marriage certificate or CENOMAR online!


Philippine Cigars Webstore
The finest Philippine blends
La Flor de la Isabela-Tabacalera Cigars:
Highly rated by Smoke magazine.

Baguio: The coolest place in the Phils
Baguio Tour

If you havent been to Baguio in the past 5 years, now is the best time to go!

Food Delivery Service

Send HOT FOOD to your Family & Friends in the Philippines!

Travelling To The Philippines?
Asia Travel

Discounted rates online hotel booking
top up philippine mobile subscribers


Vintage B&W Tagalog Movies   •   Filipino Videos   •   OPM Music   •   Music/Concert Videos   •   Children's Videos
Educational Videos   •   Documentary Videos   •   Livelihood Videos   •   Phil CD-ROMs   •   Karaoke   •   Books   •   Unique Items
Pinoy Food   •   Pinoy T-Shirts   •   La Flor de la Isabela/Tabaqueria Cigars   •   Personal Care   •  
Policies  •   Privacy  •   Safe Shopping Guarantee  •   Cart  •   Check Out  •   Write to Webmaster  •   Contact Details

Online since December 28, 1998
Copyright and disclaimers © 1998-

All rights reserved. The World's Filipino Store