Publications

2018

The Unifying and Divisive Effects of Social Identities: Religious and Ethnopolitical Identities Among Mindanao Muslims in the Philippines

By Canuday, Jose Jowel P.

AuthorsCristina Montiel, Elizabeth Macapagal, and Jose Jowel Canuday

Abstract:

The present study looks into the unifying and divisive effects of ethnopolitical and religious social identities, and an emerging superordinate Bangsamoro identity of Muslims in the southern region of the Philippines. We surveyed 394 Muslims with a mean age of 32.6 and standard deviation of 13.3 from the Tausug, Maranao, and Maguindanaoan ethnopolitical affiliations using various measures of social identities. Findings showed that the Muslims in our sample identify themselves more strongly with their religious identity over their ethnopolitical affiliations. Religious identity may thus be a unifying element in the conflict-ridden context of Mindanao, as a significant correlation was also found between their Muslim identity and attitudes toward the superordinate Bangsamoro identity. Qualitative data on the meaning of Bangsamoro were also analysed and revealed that Bangsamoro means a fusion of Mindanao, Islam, and peace/unity. However, data also reveal the divisive effects of ethnic identity. A moderately high overlap was found between their own ethnic identity and the Bangsamoro identity. The Tausugs, the low-power group in the peace talks, showed lesser overlap compared to Maguinanaons, suggesting that ethnopolitical, or what observers of Mindanao conflict have referred to as ‘tribal’ relations, implicates the respondent's perception of a superordinate Bangsamoro identity.

2017

When Exclusion Includes: Democratic and Cosmopolitan Engagements in Contending Self- determination Struggles

By Canuday, Jose Jowel P.

Canuday, Jose Jowel (2017) "When Exclusion Includes: Democratic and Cosmopolitan Engagements in Contending Self- determination Struggles", Philippine Sociological Review, 65 103-131.

Citizen Participation and Decentralization in the Philippines

By Porio, Emma E.

This chapter appears in Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia, edited by W. Berenschot, H.S. Nordholt, and L. Bakker (published by Brill Online)

Making an Identity out of Diversity: Horacio de la Costa’s Interpretation of a Process

By Zialcita, Fernando N.

‘Making an Identity out of Diversity: Horacio de la Costa’s Interpretation of a Process’. In: Soledad REYES, ed. Reading Horacio de la Costa, SJ: Views from the 21st century. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2017, pp. 157–86.

Uncovering Changing Prescriptions and Practices Around Organic Agriculture in Metro Manila, the Philippines

By Saloma-Akpedonu, Czarina

AuthorsMarlyne Sahakian, Tiphaine Leuzinger and Czarina Saloma

Abstract:

Through the lens of social practice theories, we consider the emergence of organic food in the Philippines and relate this to sustainable food production and consumption. In particular, we analyze the various practices of groups engaged in “organic” food production and consumption in the capital region, Metro Manila—in a country that has a vibrant organic agriculture movement and which has recently introduced a national law promoting organic food. Using qualitative data, we assess the development of new prescriptions or guidelines and the tensions that arise between prescriptions and public policies. We argue that, as people take on new competencies and meanings in relation to organic produce, social inequalities among consumers are highlighted, affecting the trajectories of organic food.

KEYWORDS: Metro Manilaorganic foodprescriptionssocial practicesthe Philippines

Manila’s “Chinatown”: Globalization and the Built Heritage

By Saloma-Akpedonu, Czarina

Authors: Erik Akpedonu and Czarina Saloma

Akpedonu, Erik and Czarina Saloma 2017. Manila’s “Chinatown”: Globalization and the Built Heritage. Social Transformations: Journal of the Global South. 5: 2, 3-35. 

Early Historical Gold Trade Networks in northwestern Luzon, as reconstructed from ethnohistorical accounts, WorldView2 satellite remote sensing and GIS predictive modelling

By Canilao, Michael Armand P.

Abstract:

The paper shows the utility of high resolution multispectral WorldView2 (WV2) satellite imagery in remote sensing archaeological features associated to the gold evanescent market encounter within the Gasweling network in Northwester Luzon. Image enhancement of the features was done through the Brovey transform (Panchal and Thakker, 2015) pan-sharpening technique and data fusion (Kvamme, 2006) of WorldView2 indices. These features include Ijang/Ili or hill fort defenses as well as trail segments. In delineating the area with potential archaeological features, a close reading of conquistador accounts of Juan de Salcedo in 1572 and Alonso Quirante in 1624 was performed. Also geographic information systems (GIS) least coast path predictive modelling as well as visibility analysis was implemented in order to model the evanescent market (Allegre, 1998) encounter that took place at the coastal settlements.

2017   Early Historical Gold Trade Networks in northwestern Luzon, as reconstructed from ethnohistorical accounts, WorldView2 satellite remote sensing and GIS predictive modelling, in Journal of Archaeological Science- Reports 16C: 127-148

Review: State, Society and Information Technology in Asia: Alterity between Online and Offline Politics

By Saloma-Akpedonu, Czarina

Saloma, Czarina. 2017. Review:  State, Society and Information Technology in Asia: Alterity between Online and Offline Politics. Alan Chong and Faizal Bin Yahya (eds.). International Journal of Asian Studies. 14: 2, 211-213. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1479591417000122