Finding Our Feet: Understanding Crosscultural Discourse (Hardback)
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Finding Our Feet: Understanding Crosscultural Discourse (Hardback)

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Hardback 228 Pages / Published: 29/04/1991
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For Westerners and Americans in particular, Philippine culture is deceptively familiar. Vestiges of Spanish and American colonial culture, as well as contemporary American media, have created resonances for identifying American culture in Philippine culture. This book guides the reader in re-examining these assumptions of sameness. By taking an unfamiliar text of a noted writer of Tagalog fiction, this study restores the sense of wonder in experiencing Tagalog culture on its own terms rather than by tastes dictated from the outside. The book also examines the broader Tagalog traditions in which the writer, Amado Hernandez, wrote.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819182074
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 225 x 140 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Bresnahan enlightens not only American Filipinists but even those bilingual but still colonial-oriented Filipinos who have missed the subtly layered effects of master writers in the Philippine vernaculars. -- Leonard Casper, Boston College * Philipinas *
I cannot think of a more illuminating study for both Americans and Filipinos eager to break the barrier of misunderstanding that prevails today under the cover of calculated accommodations. -- N.V.M. Gonzalez, UCLA * Philipinas *
The principal value of Mary Bresnahan's monograph is that it provides a method for mining cultural meanings embedded in linguistic patterns.... * Philipinas *
The principal value of Mary Bresnahan's monograph is that it provides a method for mining cultural meanings embedded in linguistic patterns.... * Philipinas *
Bresnahan enlightens not only American Filipinists but even those bilingual but still colonial-oriented Filipinos who have missed the subtly layered effects of master writers in the Philippine vernaculars. -- Leonard Casper, Boston College * Philipinas *
I cannot think of a more illuminating study for both Americans and Filipinos eager to break the barrier of misunderstanding that prevails today under the cover of calculated accommodations. -- N.V.M. Gonzalez, UCLA * Philipinas *

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