Nation, Self and Citizenship: An Invitation to Philippine Sociology

Raul Pertierra


This is a collection of short essays written by Randy David, one of the Philippines’ foremost sociologists. David is also one of its few serious newspaper writers. This is a collection of his articles that have appeared over the last seven years in the Philippine Daily Inquirer. They are far-ranging, covering issues such as martial law, child sexuality, poverty and Asian values. They also include reflective pieces on his family and early memories as well as theoretical reflections on globalization, postmodernity and the mass media. David brings his incisive analysis on these topics using mostly ordinary language rather than the abstract discourse of academics.

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