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Muslim Rulers and Rebels: Everyday Politics and Armed Separatism in the Southern Philippines Thomas M. McKenna

Muslim Rulers and Rebels: Everyday Politics and Armed Separatism in the Southern Philippines

Thomas M. McKenna

Published August 10th 1998
ISBN : 9780520210158
Hardcover
343 pages
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In this first ground-level account of the Muslim separatist rebellion in the Philippines, Thomas McKenna challenges prevailing anthropological analyses of nationalism as well as their underlying assumptions about the interplay of culture and power.MoreIn this first ground-level account of the Muslim separatist rebellion in the Philippines, Thomas McKenna challenges prevailing anthropological analyses of nationalism as well as their underlying assumptions about the interplay of culture and power. He examines Muslim separatism against a background of more than four hundred years of political relations among indigenous Muslim rulers, their subjects, and external powers seeking the subjugation of Philippine Muslims. He also explores the motivations of the ordinary men and women who fight in armed separatist struggles and investigates the formation of nationalist identities. A skillful meld of historical detail and ethnographic research, Muslim Rulers and Rebels makes a compelling contribution to the study of protest, rebellion, and revolution worldwide.