Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
Volume 61, Number 4, December 2013
pp. 495-506 | 10.1353/phs.2013.0020
It is rare for scholarly books on Philippine history by Filipinos to remain in print twenty-five years after they were initially published. This research note examines the publishing history of Vicente Rafael’s Contracting Colonialism—from its origins as a doctoral thesis to its simultaneous publication by a US and a Philippine university press to its current availability as an ebook via two different platforms–to explore possible reasons behind its longevity and influence.