Neocolonial Identity and Counter-Consciousness: Essays on Cultural Decolonization

  • Citation: Constantino, Renato and István Mészáros. Neocolonial Identity and Counter-Consciousness: Essays on Cultural Decolonization. New York: Routledge, 2018.
    • Topics:
    • Reframing IR and Development
    • Keywords:
    • South-East Asia
    • The Philippenes
    • The Philippines
    • Westernizing factors
    • decolonization
    • nationalism
    • development

This title was first published in 1978. This book offers examples of the writings of Renato Constantino, one of the Philippines’ most prolific essayists. Editor Meszaros summarizes their unifying theme: ‘The colonial strangehold on consciousness is the crucial factor through which the whole society is dominated… The subversion of colonial consciousness through the development of a ‘counter-consciousness’ inevitably means also the end of colonial domination at all levels and in all spheres’. This collection includes thirteen essays , the earliest written in 1958 and the latest in 1976.

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