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People and Territory in Cotabato

Thomas M. McKenna

in Muslim Rulers and Rebels

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 1998 | ISBN: 9780520210158
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520919648 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520210158.003.0003
People and Territory in Cotabato

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This chapter examines the land, people, and contemporary political economy of Cotabato. It describes the community of Campo Muslim, which serves as an architectural testament to the peripheralization of Cotabato's Muslims under the Philippine republic. The chapter explains that most community members are acutely conscious of being poor Muslims in a city dominated by Christians, and that awareness has induced a tempered resentment toward city Christians which may occasionally be agitated into intense anger by a perceived offense.

Keywords: Cotabato; political economy; Campo Muslim; Philippine republic; poor Muslims; Christians

Chapter.  5987 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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