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Culture and Customs of the Philippines / Edition 1

Culture and Customs of the Philippines / Edition 1

by Paul A. Rodell


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Culture and Customs of the Philippines provides the best general overview to the Asian archipelago and to a people with close ties to the United States and a long history of emigration and contributions to this country. The volume emphasizes how the strong indigenous Philippine culture meshes with constant influences from the West. Rodell, a specialist in Philippine history and society, superbly evokes the breadth of the Philippines for students and the general public. The wide variety of Philippine traditions is seen in each topic covered: the land, people, and history; religion and thought; literature and art; architecture; cuisine and fashion; gender, marriage, and family; festivals, media, film, and leisure activities; music and dance; and social customs and lifestyle.

Culture and Customs of the Philippines is crucial to multicultural reference collections today needing authoritative information on contemporary Asia that will capture readers' attention. Interest in the Philippines, a former U.S. colony, is especially high. Some highlights of the volume include discussion of the Tagalog, the principal ethnic group; the amalgamation of Christian, folk, and Muslim beliefs; the bahay kubo, the rural house style; and the all-important Philippine family. A chronology, glossary, and numerous photos enhance the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313304156
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/30/2001
Series: Cultures and Customs of the World
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

PAUL A. RODELL is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Georgia Southern University and a specialist in Philippine and Southeast Asian history. He is also the executive director of the Association of Third World Studies.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword


Land, People, and History

Thought and Religion

Art and Literature

Architecture and Housing

Cuisine and Fashion

Marriage, Family, and Gender

Festivals, Theater, Film, Media, and Other Entertainment

Music and Dance

Social Customs and Lifestyle




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