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Contracting colonialism : translation and Christian conversion in Tagalog society under early Spanish rule / Vicente L. Rafael
Bib ID 2622859
Format BookBook
Author
Rafael, Vicente L
 
Edition 1st pbk. ed. 
Description Durham : Duke University Press, 1993 
xxi, 230 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0822313413 (alkaline paper)
Full contents
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Preface (1988)
  • Introduction: Fishing Out the Past
  • 1. The Politics of Translation. Language and Empire. Dominating the Vernacular. The "Failure" of Native Writing
  • 2. Tomas Pinpin and the Shock of Castilian. Syncopating Language. Counting and the Evasion of Grammar. Gambling on Castilian
  • 3. Conversion and the Demands of Confession. The "Inadequacies" of Tagalog Conversion. Reducing Native Bodies. Confession and the Logic of Conversion
  • 4. Untranslatability and the Terms of Reciprocity. Rereading Christianity. The Imperative of Indebtedness: Utang na Loob and Hiya
  • 5. Translating Submission. Person and Status in Precolonial Society. The Reach of Imperial Patronage. Conversion and the Ideology of Submission
  • 6. Paradise and the Reinvention of Death. Generalizing Servitude. Visualizing the "Outside" Spirits and the Appeal of Christianity. Desiring a Beautiful Death
  • Afterword: Translation and the Colonial Legacy.
 
Notes

Originally published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1988.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 220-226) and index.

Subjects Tagalog (Philippine people) -- History.  |  Christian converts -- Philippines.  |  Christianity -- Philippines.  |  Spanish language -- Translating into Tagalog.  |  Philippines -- Colonization.

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