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The Wandering Nation -- A Research on the Discursive Construction of Filipino Identity

Wang, You LU (2011) SIMT07 20111
Department of Political Science
Master of Science in Global Studies
Graduate School
Abstract
The Philippines is a unique case to study national identity as it’s a
post-colonial, highly Americanized country constituted by quantities of ethnic
groups. Filipino identity emerged from the revolution against Spanish
colonization and developed as an anti-colonial movement along with its struggles
for independence. However, after independence, the Philippines has been facing a
dilemma that, on one hand, it urges to pursue a national identity through
post-colonial discourses, especially through de-Americanization, and on the other
hand, her deep Americanization underlies her national pride, which results in the
lack and confusion of Filipino identity nowadays.
In the process of constructing a national identity, a common history,... (More)
The Philippines is a unique case to study national identity as it’s a
post-colonial, highly Americanized country constituted by quantities of ethnic
groups. Filipino identity emerged from the revolution against Spanish
colonization and developed as an anti-colonial movement along with its struggles
for independence. However, after independence, the Philippines has been facing a
dilemma that, on one hand, it urges to pursue a national identity through
post-colonial discourses, especially through de-Americanization, and on the other
hand, her deep Americanization underlies her national pride, which results in the
lack and confusion of Filipino identity nowadays.
In the process of constructing a national identity, a common history, the
feeling of national pride and the combination of “the Other” and “fear” are
underlying themes. Also, high standard of living ensures the national pride and
identity. In this thesis, the author uses Critical Discourse Analysis developed by
Fairclough to reveal how the Filipino identity has been constructed and changed,
especially how the Filipino history is changed and taught, the national pride and
the fear are produced, by the dominant group. Texts produced by important people
and institutions are included, and also comments from ordinary people as
complementary. (Less)
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author
Wang, You LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMT07 20111
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Americanization, Filipino identity, Post-colonial, discourse.
language
English
id
1966944
date added to LUP
2011-07-06 08:09:11
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2014-06-16 14:38:29
@misc{1966944,
  abstract     = {The Philippines is a unique case to study national identity as it’s a
post-colonial, highly Americanized country constituted by quantities of ethnic
groups. Filipino identity emerged from the revolution against Spanish
colonization and developed as an anti-colonial movement along with its struggles
for independence. However, after independence, the Philippines has been facing a
dilemma that, on one hand, it urges to pursue a national identity through
post-colonial discourses, especially through de-Americanization, and on the other
hand, her deep Americanization underlies her national pride, which results in the
lack and confusion of Filipino identity nowadays.
In the process of constructing a national identity, a common history, the
feeling of national pride and the combination of “the Other” and “fear” are
underlying themes. Also, high standard of living ensures the national pride and
identity. In this thesis, the author uses Critical Discourse Analysis developed by
Fairclough to reveal how the Filipino identity has been constructed and changed,
especially how the Filipino history is changed and taught, the national pride and
the fear are produced, by the dominant group. Texts produced by important people
and institutions are included, and also comments from ordinary people as
complementary.},
  author       = {Wang, You},
  keyword      = {Americanization,Filipino identity,Post-colonial,discourse.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Wandering Nation -- A Research on the Discursive Construction of Filipino Identity},
  year         = {2011},
}