Weaving Cultures: The Invention of Colonial Art and Culture in the Philippines, 1565-1850

Paperback: $69.00
ISBN-13: 9789715507837
Published: December 2017

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393 pages
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  • About the Book
  • This book reads the emergence of a unique art and culture in the Philippines during the colonial era from the optic of communications theory and the emerging theoretical discourse from information design. It views colonial exchange not primarily as an exchange of cultural goods, tangible or intangible, but as a negotiation forged by the communication between sender and receiver. In such a process, the cultural good is ineluctably transformed. Because emerging new cultural expressions involve communication, both sender and receiver interact in the creation of a new culture. Communication becomes a leveler because either side in the cultural dialogue can fail, which can also be an opportunity to find something exotic, novel, and unexpected, or to create something completely new. These two meanings of “invention,” as discovering and creating,weave in and out in the discourse of this book

  • About the Author(s)
    • Rene B. Javellana, SJ, Author