[Blueboard] You are warmly invited: Manobo Dreams in Arakan by Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR, booklaunch

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Wed May 18 13:42:02 PHT 2011

The book MANOBO DREAMS IN ARAKAN: A People's Struggle to Keep Their
Homeland, by KARL M. GASPAR, CSsR, will be launched today, May 18, 4.30 pm,
at the University Press Bookshop, Ground Floor, Bellarmine Hall, Ateneo de
Manila Loyola Heights campus.

The book presents the author's theoretical insights and reflections
revolving around the individual and collective efforts of the Manobo and
their people's organization, parish and lay workers, the Kaliwat Theatre
Collective, and other NGOs in the long and arduous attempt to protect and
hold on to the Manobo's ancestral domain.

During the launch, Dr. Carolyn Sobritchea, Professor at the UP Asian Center,
will give a commentary about the book. Some members of the Kaliwat, led by
Ms. Marili Ilagan, will give a cultural presentation for a glimpse into the
struggle in which they played an important part. Ms. Fe Remontigue of the
Mindanao Equity for Culture and the Arts will introduce MECA and its
aspirations for artists in Mindanao. Brother Karl, author of several books
and articles, will speak about the study that eventually led to its

Brother Karl obtained his PhD from the University of the Philippines. As a
Redemptorist, he has been assigned to various places in the country, among
which was Arakan Valley, in Cotabato, home of the Manobo and setting of his
book. While the call of mission takes him to different parts of the country
and abroad, Brother Karl had remained steadfast in his commitment to the
cause of the Arakan Manobo and continues to champion their rights in his
academic and cultural work.

MANOBO DREAMS IN ARAKAN is under the Mindanao Studies Series of the Ateneo
de Manila University Press, edited by Antonio de Castro. It will be
available in good bookstores soon after the launch.

We hope to see you, thank you!

Event in May: MANOBO DREAMS IN ARAKAN: A People's Struggle to Keep their
Homeland, by KARL M. GASPAR, CSsR. Booklaunch, May 18, 4.30 pm. Ateneo Press
bookshop. Bellarmine Hall, AdMU campus, Quezon City.

Ateneo de Manila University Press
Ground Floor, Bellarmine Hall
AdMU campus, Katipunan Ave.
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Tel 63-2-4265984; 4266001 ext 4613
email: unipress at admu.edu.ph

the Institute of Philippine Culture.

This book describes the nature of the currently ubiquitous form of labor
that Marx could never have imagined existing: call center work--what it
entails, what its "benefits" are, what issues are raised against it. Based
on various studies, the book looks at the emotional labor requirements of
call center work, the effects of night work on the well-being of employees,
practice of "culture masquerading" and its impact, and other aspects of this
latest trend in the so-called globalizing economy.

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