Contracting Colonialism Translation and Christian Conversion in Tagalog Society under Early Spanish Rule

ISBN-10: 0822313413

ISBN-13: 9780822313410

Edition: 1993

Authors: Vicente L. Rafael

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/25/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface (1988)
Introduction: Fishing Out the Past
The Politics of Translation
Language and Empire
Dominating the Vernacular
The "Failure" of Native Writing
Tomas Pinpin and the Shock of Castilian
Syncopating Language
Counting and the Evasion of Grammar
Gambling on Castilian
Conversion and the Demands of Confession
The "Inadequacies" of Tagalog Conversion
Reducing Native Bodies
Confession and the Logic of Conversion
Untranslatability and the Terms of Reciprocity
Rereading Christianity
The Imperative of Indebtedness: Utang na Loob and Hiya
Translating Submission
Person and Status in Precolonial Society
The Reach of Imperial Patronage
Conversion and the Ideology of Submission
Paradise and the Reinvention of Death
Generalizing Servitude
Visualizing the "Outside"
Spirits and the Appeal of Christianity
Desiring a Beautiful Death
Afterword: Translation and the Colonial Legacy
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