Figuring Catholicism: An Ethnohistory of the Santo Niño De Cebu

Bautista, Julius (2010) Figuring Catholicism: An Ethnohistory of the Santo Niño De Cebu. Ateneo de Manila University Press, Quezon City. ISBN 978-971-550-612-0

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The author combines ethnography with historiography and discourse analysis to study how our most prevalent assumptions about the figure are produced and disseminated. What ideas have sustained such assumptions after all this time? How did the figure become such a popular "national" treasure? To what can we attribute the Santo Niño's appeal outside the official doctrines of the Catholic faith? This book looks at historical documents, popular songs, news articles, poems, and oral accounts to address such questions. In doing so, the book describes the contours of a "figured" Catholicism as the context in which we can think about the Santo Niño in ways we have not done before.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Cultural performances discussed: Sinulog and Sinulog Festival. Place and region of performance: Cebu, Central Visayas. Date of performance: Anytime of the year (Sinulog); January (Sinulog Festival).
Uncontrolled Keywords: religion, cultural performance, cultural performance criticism, rites and rituals, dance, Catholicism, Cebu, Sinulog, Santo Niño
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Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2017 03:48
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2017 06:18

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