Tuesday, April 22, 2008

BALIKBAYANG SINTA: AN E SAN JUAN READER




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Book of the Month:
Balikbayang Sinta: An E. San Juan Reader
by Epifanio San Juan Jr.



BALIKBAYANG SINTA: AN E. SAN JUAN READER represents an
epoch-making anthology of San Juan’s recent interventions into
cultural studies in this stage of corporate-led globalization. From
his pioneering introduction of George Lukacs’s essays, Marxism
and Human Liberation (1972), to his engagement with the debate of
racial formations in the last decades of the twentieth century, San
Juan has inserted the Philippines into the contemporary discourse
on the crisis of the humanities and modern letters. Hailed as a
scholar of world-historical significance, San Juan sums up forty
years of critical reflection on the burning topics of his time in this
gathering of essays and interviews that aims to provoke debate on
the issue of whether humanity will choose capitalist barbarism or
socialism as the future of the planet.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
An internationally renowned literary and cultural critic, E. San Juan
Jr. directs the Philippine Cultural Studies Center at Storrs,
Connecticut. He received his degrees from the University of the
Philippines and Harvard University. He was previously a fellow at
the Center for Humanities, Wesleyan University; Fulbright professor
of American Studies at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven,
Belgium; visiting professor of cultural studies at the National Tsing
Hua University, Taiwan; and recently a fellow at the Rockefeller
Foundation Study Center in Bellagio, Italy. Among his recent books
are Beyond Postcolonial Theory, Racism and Cultural Studies,
Working through the Contradictions, U.S. Imperialism and
Revolution in the Philippines, In the Wake of Terror: Class, Race,
Nation, Ethnicity in the Postmodern World, and Balikbayang Mahal:
Passages From Exile. His poems and essays have been translated
into Chinese, French, German, Russion, Italian, Spanish, and other
languages.

Copyright 2008. 6x9 inches. 385 pages.
ISBN: 978-971-550-528-4

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Dr. Sonny San Juan! I am very interested in reading one of your books entitled In the Wake of Terror but it seems that the publisher is a foreign one. Is this book available here in the Philippines?

Thanks