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Patterns of Panow: Dimensions of Mobility among the Pantaron Manobo

In this book chapter, Andrea Malaya M. Ragragio and Myfel D. Paluga unpack the indigenous category "panow" of Pantaron Manobo communities. Panow pertains to various notions of geographical or spatial mobility, meaning "to leave," "to travel," "to flee," "to expand," or simply, "to go somewhere."

Andrea Malaya M. Ragragio, Myfel D. Paluga
15 May 2023

Here they describe these diverse movements in their daily lives and recent historical experiences—between villages within a named river system, across several river systems, to places beyond their traditional domain—as well as in the imaginary sphere, travelling across "this world and the Other World."  In doing so they outline an approach towards crafting a description of an "ethnic fact" (sensu historian and ethnologist Zeus Salazar), relative to the lived categories of their collaborators, and situating this within the comparative field of the Pantaron Mountain Range zone in highland Mindanao, Philippines.

Book Title:  Plural Entanglements: Philippine Studies

From Ateneo de Manila University Press (publisher):  Edited by Dada Docot, Stephen B. Acabado, and Clement Camposano, the book Plural Entanglements: Philippine Studies emphasizes the diverse foundations of scholarship and accentuates the need for scholars to look beyond Manila, figuratively and quite literally. This approach is a necessary corrective to the colonial era–influenced discourse of Philippine culture and history, which is currently dominant and actively propagated through various iterations of the school curricula and even through popular culture. This dominant discourse continues to marginalize and impoverish communities across the country—rural, urban, and Indigenous.  With a Foreword by Caroline S. Hau and Afterword by Vicente L. Rafael.

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