Edited by Maria Luisa T. Camagay
Foreword by Carolyn Sobritchea
Published by Vibal Group, Inc., ©2010.
Having made great strides over the years, the modern Filipina tends to be viewed as an entirely new and liberated being, divorced from the tradition-bound woman of the past. Nevertheless, the Filipina of today exists in a continuing discourse with Maria Clara and Gabriela Silang, the factory worker and the hacendera, the housewife and the politician, the Muslim princess and the beata, the artist and the OFW, the dalagang bukid and the wild woman.
With these essays by leading scholars from a range of fields, we examine the Filipina through the lens of historiography, sociology, economics, religion, politics, art, literature, cinema, and more. This collection explores how even in the face of discrimination, objectification, colonialism, and social injustice, women have exerted their agency and shaped the world we live in. Who is the Filipina? Where has she been? Where is she going? There is a lot more to the picture than we admit.
Description: 360 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 16 cm