Article | Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007 | Batawa: Constructing Identity through Country Music in the Philippine Cordillera

Title:
Batawa: Constructing Identity through Country Music in the Philippine Cordillera
Author:
Jimmy Balud Fong: Department of Communication, University of the Philippines Baguio, Philippines
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Issue:
025
Article no.:
013
Pages:
109-119
No. of pages:
11
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-11-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


Media representations of the Philippine indigenous people Igorot continue to exoticize and freeze them in an ideal; primitive past. This paper foregrounds certain cultural products now being produced by the Igorot using modern technology and media. In these self-conscious products; where they exercise agency; how are they representing themselves? In such songs where they use their own languages; they construct who they are and what they have become. Using mostly American folk; rock and country melodies; they tell stories of how they are making sense of their experiences in an unevenly globalizing; runaway world.

Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Jimmy Balud Fong
Title:
Batawa: Constructing Identity through Country Music in the Philippine Cordillera
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Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Jimmy Balud Fong
Title:
Batawa: Constructing Identity through Country Music in the Philippine Cordillera
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