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America's Moros

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/9780520210158.003.0006
America's Moros

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This chapter focuses on the incorporation of the Cotabato sultanates into the Philippines colonial state. It argues that the origins of Muslim nationalism are to be found not in the anti-Spanish struggle, but in the practices of American colonialism. The chapter examines the depictions of Cotabato datus as both colonial subjects and rulers, and describes the complex power relations of colonial Cotabato and the construction of a transcendent Philippines Muslim identity during the colonial period.

Keywords: Cotabato sultanates; colonial state; Philippines; Muslim nationalism; American colonialism; power relations; Muslim identity

Chapter.  9985 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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