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Frontier Constitutions is a pathbreaking study of the cultural transformations arrived at by Spanish colonists, native-born creoles, mestizos (Chinese and Spanish), and indigenous colonial subjects in the Philippines during the crisis of colonial hegemony in the nineteenth century, and the social anomie that resulted from this crisis in law and politics. John D. Blanco argues that modernity in the colonial Philippines should not be understood as an imperfect version of a European model but as a unique set of expressions emerging out of contradictions—expressions that sanctioned new political communities formed around the precariousness of Spanish rule. Blanco shows how artists and writers struggled to synthesize these contradictions as they attempted to secure the colonial order or, conversely, to achieve Philippine independence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Quote
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xviii
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  1. Introduction: Political Communities, “Common Sense,” and the Colonial State
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. Part 1: Shibboleths
  2. pp. 25-26
  1. 1. Imperial Christendom and the Colonial State
  2. pp. 27-63
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  1. 2. Special Laws and States of Exception
  2. pp. 64-94
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  1. 3. Customs/(Ka) Ugali(an)
  2. pp. 95-126
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  1. Part 2: Projects
  2. pp. 127-128
  1. 4. Publics
  2. pp. 129-156
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  1. 5. Aesthetics
  2. pp. 157-183
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  1. 6. Values/Norms
  2. pp. 184-226
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  1. Part 3: Concatenations
  2. pp. 227-228
  1. 7. Gothic
  2. pp. 229-270
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  1. Epilogue: Colonialism and Modernity
  2. pp. 271-286
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 287-336
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 337-358
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 359-372
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520943698
Print ISBN
9780520255197
MARC Record
OCLC
670278202
Pages
390
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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