Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities: Poetics, Society, and History

Paperback: $58.00
ISBN-13: 9789715505833
Published: April 2010

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402 pages
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  • About the Book
  • This work examines the centrality of verbal arts in social life and the dynamic roles of verbal artists as religious and political leaders, as guardians of tradition, as well as agents of cultural change. The subtitle highlights its emphasis on poetics and social change, poetics and gender politics, the poetics of violence, and of pacifism, tropes in social and historical contexts, and on colonialism, ethnic identity, and political power.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Herminia Menez Coben, Author