Modern Philippines

by
Patricio N. Abinalesauthor

Patricio N. Abinales is professor at the School for Pacific and Asian Studies, the University of Hawaii–Manoa, where he teaches Philippine political history, Southeast Asian studies, and Asian food cultures.

Modern Philippines

20220708

ABC-CLIO

Pages 424
Topics Basketball;Bilingual Education;Civil Society Organizations;Crony Capitalism;Cuisines;Elections;Folk Catholicism;Martial Law;Overseas Filipino Workers;Powerful Presidencies;Geography and World Cultures: Countries and Regions;World History: Culture

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Modern Philippines

Author(s): Abinales, Patricio;
Contributors: Abinales, Patricio;
Abstract:

Ideal for high school and undergraduate students, this comprehensive thematic encyclopedia focuses on the Philippines, an important archipelago nation in Southeast Asia.

The Philippines is a nation that has experience being ruled by two separate colonial powers, home to a people who have had strong attachments to democratic politics, with a culture that is a rich mix of Chinese, Spanish, and American influences. What are important characteristics of contemporary daily life and culture in the Philippines today?

This volume explores the geography, history, and society of this important island nation. Thematic chapters examine topics such as government and politics, history, food, etiquette, education, gender, marriage and sexuality, media and popular culture, music, art, and more. Each chapter opens with a general overview of the topic and is followed by alphabetically arranged entries that home in even closer on the topic. Sidebars and illustrations appear throughout the text, and appendixes cover a glossary, facts and figures, holidays chart, and vignettes that paint a picture of a typical "Day in the Life" of students and adults in the country. A bibliography rounds out the work. Modern Philippines</i> is a comprehensive volume on this leading Southeast Asia island nation.

  • Includes "Day in the Life" features that portray the specific daily activities of various people in the Philippines in different fields, from teens to working adults, providing readers insight into daily life in the country</li>

  • Defines key terms related to the reading in a glossary appendix</li>

  • Provides at-a-glance information about the Philippines' important religious and secular holidays in a chart of national holidays</li>

  • Illuminates the text in photos that help to illustrate key topics and allow students to dive more deeply into ideas</li>

  • Provides fun facts and anecdotal information in sidebars that help to engage readers</li></UL>

SortTitle: modern philippines
Keyword(s): Basketball; Bilingual Education; Civil Society Organizations; Crony Capitalism; Cuisines; Elections; Folk Catholicism; Martial Law; Overseas Filipino Workers; Powerful Presidencies; Geography and World Cultures: Countries and Regions; World History: Culture
Author Info:
Patricio N. Abinalesauthor

Patricio N. Abinales is professor at the School for Pacific and Asian Studies, the University of Hawaii–Manoa, where he teaches Philippine political history, Southeast Asian studies, and Asian food cultures.

eISBN-13: 9781440860058
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440860041
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 424
Publication Date: 20220708
Series: Understanding Modern Nations