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Author Rafael, Vicente L.

Title Contracting colonialism : translation and Christian conversion in Tagalog society under early Spanish rule / Vicente L. Rafael
Edition First paperback edition
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 1993


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Description xxi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 220-226) and index
Subject Christian converts -- Philippines.
Christianity -- Philippines.
Spanish language -- Translating into Tagalog
Tagalog (Philippine people) -- History.
Philippines -- Colonization.
LC no. 92032739
ISBN 0822313413 (alk. paper)