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Shamanism, Catholicism, and Gender Relations in Colonial Philippines, 1521-1685

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In this study, Carolyn Brewer explores the cultural clash that ensued when Hispanic Catholicism and Filipino Animism came into contact in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In so doing, she demonstrates the connections between religion, ideology and power, the evidence mounting with cumulative force to support her argument. Brewer highlights references to women who f ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published November 2nd 2004 by Ashgate Publishing (first published September 2004)
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Feminist scholar trying to fill in historical gaps created by economy of historians and the bias of first hand observers. A real nail-biter! Her essential argument is that the active repression of female shamans & animist practices had far larger effects on gender relations and the fundamental political structure of barangay communities than accounted for in almost all historic accounts.

This is most interesting the closer Brewer sticks and enlivens primary documents. I wider reading of Animi
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