Abstract

Years after Typhoon Yolanda (international code name: Haiyan) struck Leyte island in the Eastern Visayas region in 2013, I conduct a feminist ethnographic research and inquire into the ways Waray women survivors make meaning of this super typhoon and how they mobilize disaster memory and symbolisms in their survival testimonies to engage in social repair. In showing how the women survivors (a) personify the storm; (b) explain order and safety in cycles and seasons; and (c) explain syncretic theologies pertaining to ideas of justice, I argue that they enact an ancient ferocity as a form of agency for survival.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2244-1638
Print ISSN
2244-1093
Pages
pp. 227-256
Launched on MUSE
2017-07-11
Open Access
No
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