Bibliography Annotation About Filipino Culture, Tradition, and Customs

Recently we posted Bibliography Annotation about Filipino belief on sex and now we will continue our topic to Philippine culture, tradition and customs. Since one of our goal in creating this website is to create a database for Philippine topic as we are so lack of it despite we are using tremendous amount of time in the internet. Sad to say we lazy and seems like we don’t care at all in preserving our knowledge base as Pinoy.

A good example is the topic above, though there are lots of people searching for it online, you will get nothing from the internet. So once and for all, we did a research and posted it here in our website. We hope this will help you in your research. So let’s go!

Paul A. Rodell.Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002.

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.

“Bakwit: The Power of the Displaced” by Jose Jowel Canuday. 2009

I never imagined the story of the evacuee or refugee to be central to life in the 21st century but here we are: Children born in Syria have come of age with childhoods spent in transit, trying to move away from violence only to be refused entry in safe countries or drowned at sea. On our shores, a mix of man-made and natural disasters have displaced communities and added a layer of precarity to the already difficult lives of the poor and oppressed. Jowel Canuday’s book captures the experience of the Bakwit and examines how they are able to define belonging despite being dispossessed. The power of his telling is in his skill as both journalist and anthropologist, one aiming to tell the truth and the other analyzing whose truth is told and why. This book should give us a sense of how to write history, practice solidarity, and work toward a less violent world.

Understanding Philippine Society, Culture, and Politics. Randy David.

he book is a compilation of University of the Philippines (UP) Professor Randy David’s enlightening Public Lives pieces on society and culture that appeared on the pages of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The articles tackle issues on Being and Becoming Filipinos, Philippine Society in Transition, Contemporary Problems and Issues, Culture and Society, and Politics and Society. The collection covers five areas of the Philippine psyche initially meant to be published for grades 11 and 12. There is optimism that the book will become a companion/reference guide to the senior high course of the same name.

Philippine Culture impacts your life. Bob Martin. 2015

If you live in the Philippines, your life is impacted by Philippine Culture, even if you don’t realize it. The culture of the Philippines is very much misunderstood by foreigners. All of us have heard of many foreigners who live in the Philippines and are very unhappy here. People are unhappy for many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons why many foreigners are unhappy here is because they don’t understand the culture of the country. Because of this lack of understanding, they are unable to comprehend the things that happen around them.

That’s it and actually there are even more to share but I encourage you to be the one dig on it so you will feel the same as I did learning the Philippine culture. Not only me but even foreigner amazed in our culture. As for instance, Bob Martin’s Philippine Culture impacts your life upon reading his article you will realize that as Filipino we have lots of thing to be proud of that even foreigner appreciated.

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