Resistance and Rule 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:
Resistance and Rule in Cotabato

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This chapter discusses theoretical issues surrounding the politics of heritage, and analyzes them in light of the various configurations of culture and power evidenced in Cotabato from the precolonial period to the present. It considers how power in Muslim Cotabato has been both enunciated by rulers and questioned by those subjected to it, and discusses the problems concerning the nature of traditional Islamic rule in Cotabato and the derivation and prevalence of a transcendent Philippine Muslim identity. The chapter also proposes an alternative approach for analyzing ordinary and extraordinary resistance based on a radically reformulated notion of hegemony as public accommodation of power.

Keywords: politics of heritage; Cotabato; Islamic rule; Philippine Muslim identity; hegemony; culture; power

Chapter.  8118 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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