Category Archives: Anthropology

MARGINALIA: An Islamic anthropological reflection on social justice

(Transcript of the presentation of the reflection paper “He Whose Crime was Justice: An Islamic Anthropological Reflection” at 39th Philippine Anthropological Association Annual Conference with the theme “The Struggle for Rights: Anthropological Reflections on What is and What Ought to be,” November 9-11, 2017, Capitol University, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.) Salutations BISMILLĀHIR RAHMĀNIR RAHĪM […]

Tribute to Mindanao’s Karl Gaspar: 3 awards in one month 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 16 Sept) —  The most prolific Mindanawon book author — at least 20 since 1985  — is this year’s recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc. (ACCI),  the first of three awards he will be receiving from different Catholic institutions in a month. Redemptorist Brother Carlito […]

BOOK REVIEW: Anthropology, Theology and Struggling with the Lumads

TITLE: Panagkutay: Anthropology & Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland) Author: Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR Publisher: Institute of Spirituality in Asia, 2017 (This review by Eizel Paz Hilario was read for her by an MA Anthropology student during the book launch of “Panagkutay” at the Ateneo de Davao University on August 4, 2017) […]

BOOK REVIEW. Panagkutay: Bringing us right into the Lumad lifeworld

BOOK REVIEW. Panagkutay: Bringing us right into the Lumad lifeworld Levy L. Lanaria, Ph.D. A.Th. TITLE: Panagkutay: Anthropology & Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland) Author: Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR Publisher: Institute of Spirituality in Asia, 2017 (This review by Levy L .Lanaria, Ph.D A.Th., faculty member at the Department of Philosophy and Religious […]

Panagkutay

Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar autographs copies of his latest book, “Panagkutay: Anthropology & Theology Interfacing in Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland)” at the book launch during the Anthropology Day on Friday, 04 August 2017 at the Ateneo de Davao University. “Panagkutay” in Cebuano means to interface or to be connected with. MindaNews photo by CAROLYN […]

FIELDWORK REFLECTION: Where anthropological inquiry ends, priestly duty begins

LINGIG, Surigao del Sur (MindaNews / 11 July) — It took me some time to adjust settling in the field despite my initial acquaintance with these people. My hand itched to immediately interview key informants that had long been identified but I was holding myself for the thought that I might ruin the whole project […]

A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Lumad scholars in our midst

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 March) —   Something quite historic took place in the Board room of the Finster Building at Ateneo de Davao University last Wednesday, 15 March 2017. No, it was not the celebration of the 496th year since Magellan occupied what they later referred to as “Islas Filipinas” (which was to be […]