Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities: Poetics, Society, and History



Author: Herminia Meñez Coben

Examines the centrality of verbal art in social life and the dynamic roles of verbal artists as religious and political leaders, as guardian of tradition, as well as agents of cultural change. The subtitle highlights its emphasis in poetics and social change, poetics and gender politics, the poetics of violence, and of pacifism, tropes in social and historical contexts, and on colonialism, ethnic identity and political power.

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