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Behind the Lines: Women in the History and Literature of the Philippine Revolution

Doran, Christine (2001). Behind the Lines: Women in the History and Literature of the Philippine Revolution. Asian Journal of Women's Studies,7(3):7-30.

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Title Behind the Lines: Women in the History and Literature of the Philippine Revolution
Author Doran, Christine
Journal Name Asian Journal of Women's Studies
Publication Date 2001
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1225-9276   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 7
End Page 30
Total Pages 24
Place of Publication Seoul, Korea
Publisher EWHA Womans University Press
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This paper examines women's participation in the Revolution of 1896-1902 in the Philippines, and considers how women have been represented in both histories of the rebellion and in literature. The paper begins by outlining women's involvement in this process and noting their absence from. the mainstream histories of the revolution. Nevertheless, knowledge of women's contributions has been preserved in more marginal texts, and efforts have recently begun to construct revisionist histories, including those of women. The second part of the paper analyzes depictions of revolutionary women in recent literature in the Philippines. Although limited in their representations of women, some of these works indicate a reassessment of the interrelations between gender and the revolutionary ethos, which is still central to the national psyche. Although revolutionary women remain virtually invisible in most histories and have received little recognition in recent literature, there are signs of change in both these areas of cultural production.
Keywords women
revolution
philippines
nationalism
literature
historiography
 
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