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Jose Rizal, Liberalism and the Paradox of Coloniality, by Lisandro E. Claudio

The global history of liberalism has paid too much attention to the West, neglecting the contributions of liberals from colonial nations. This book mines the thought of Filipino propagandist and novelist, Jose Rizal, to present a vision of liberalism for the colonized. It is both an introduction to Rizal and a treatise on rights, freedom, and tyranny in colonial contexts. Though a work on history, it responds to the illiberal present of rising authoritarianism and populism. Lisandro E. Claudio is Associate Professor at De La Salle University Manila’s College of Liberal Arts, Philippines, and teaches courses in History and Literature. He is the author of Liberalism and the Postcolony: Thinking the State in 20th-Century Philippines.
Table Of Contents
Chapter 1: Creolism and the Liberal Nineteenth Century -- Chapter 2: Pain and the Purification of Liberty -- Chapter 3: Noli Me Tangere and the Failure of Transplanted Liberalism -- Chapter 4: The Solution of the Enigma in El Filibusterismo -- Chapter 5: Conclusion: Resurrecting Plants
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2019.
Physical Description
1 online resource (102 pages).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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