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American and Japanese firms have set up some electronics assembly plants, but they’re only buying labor, not building subsidiary industries or anything that adds real value.”. I believe those who want to know about our culture should read articles written by Filipinos. For instance, Fallows’ understanding of the ethic of delicadeza seemed wanting from my emic perspective. We’ll say that we support a democratically chosen government, that this one is the country’s best hope, that we’ll use every tool from economic aid to public-relations pressure to help her serve out her term. o The literature of the pre-colonial Filipinos bore the marks of the community. That’s what James Fallows said in in The Atlantic was the problem with the Philippines. “We have to wait and see what the Americans have in mind.”. But we might start thinking ahead, to what we’ll do if the anticoup campaign is successful–to what will happen when Aquino stays in, and the culture doesn’t change, and everything gets worse. All Rights One case of bad manners? Theories of power indicate how ideologies and policies emanating from social institutions download ideas that are accepted by people (either by choice, persuasion or by coercion and compulsion). Stores sell small Cory dolls with bright yellow dresses and round-rimmed glasses. The traditional upper class was back in its traditional place. 99 votes, 26 comments. Seen from anywhere, the Philippines is troubled and poor. A subreddit for the Philippines and all things Filipino! It was a brutal guerrilla war, in which some half million Filipino soldiers and civilians died. In each case the basic explanation seems to be culture: in the one case a culture that brings out the productive best in the Koreans (or the Japanese, or now even the Thais), and in the other a culture that pulls many Filipinos toward their most self-destructive, self-defeating worst. Why pick on people who need help? The officials used this fact to make very different points. . A Damaged Culture. Obviously, I was being romantic. Filipinos pride themselves on their lifelong loyalty to family, schoolmates, compadres, members of the same tribe, residents of the same barangay. Fallows chose to remain silent on the people of the Philippines rejecting Marcos as their democratic icon. By Angelita B. ResurreccionUP Diliman, 9 October 2013Submitted To Dr Michael TanIn Partial Fulfillment Of Requirements For The Course On Anthro 282,Culture And Personality. I wonder if he even informed his Filipino friends, or at least those he had bothered when he went about his data gathering, that he was going to write disparagingly about them. Hah hah hah! My thesis is that it is both a cause and an effect, just like much of life. In a sociological sense the elevation of Corazon Aquino through the EDSA revolution should probably be seen not as a revolution but as the restoration of the old order. Changemaker Companies: 4. Financing Systems Change: 5. The family was, of course, from old money; they were also well educated, public-spirited, sincere. If the problem in the Philippines does not lie in the people themselves or, it would seem, in their choice between capitalism and socialism, what is the problem? Hunter probe compounds Biden’s attorney general dilemmas. In Japan, Korea, Singapore, and elsewhere Asian-style capitalism has not only led to trade surpluses but also created Asia's first real middle class. In deeper and more pernicious ways Filipinos seem to have absorbed the idea that America is the center and they are the periphery. Some Filipino economists contend that the country is about to turn the corner, is ready to make a new start economically as it has done politically. Like Americans who speak of “conquering” the frontier, Filipinos sometimes take a more romantic view of what “taking every tree” can mean. “It’s been heavily skewed for fifty years to plantation crops. “If things get dicey, they’re off, with their money.” “You are dealing here with a damaged culture,” four people told me, in more or less the same words, in different interviews. “A Damaged Culture: A New Philippines?” The Atlantic. Prawns are the only alternative anybody can think of now.” Agriculture is also nearly paralyzed by arguments over land ownership. That’s what James Fallows said in his 1987 article in The Atlantic was the problem with the Philippines. Construction and small-business activity were picking up. The official unemployment rate is 12 percent, but if all the cigarette vendors, surplus bar girls, and other underemployed people are taken into account, something like half the human talent in the country must be unused. My husband had brought home a photocopy from his graduate class at UP, and I remember the outrage I felt within me. In our work with the community, we have time and again proven that it pays to listen to the people we write about. Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter/National Correspondent of the Atlantic Monthly) has so much truth in it. In New York and a few other places the extremes are so visible as to make many Americans uneasy about the every-man-for-himself principle on which our society is based. Corazon Aquino’s family, the Cojuangcos, is part of this landowning elite. Fallows explored how Filipino culture, above all, broke the promise of the EDSA People Power 1 Revolution that ended the dictator Ferdinand Marcos’s rule. I assume that most people in the world have the same mixture of selfish and generous motives; their cultures tell them when to indulge each impulse. Here is a land consecrated to democracy but run by an entrenched plutocracy. That is what makes democracy work, and that was the objective of our resistance to Marcos for a long long time during our youth. Losing an ugly war has its costs, as we learned in Vietnam; but winning, as in the Philippines, does too. America’s stepping in likely saved Marcos from being murdered by the people, not saving the people from Marcos. A DAMAGED CULTURE : A NEW PHILIPPINES? . Hence, it is dynamic rather than static (Hytten, 2011). In the Philippines the contrasting extremes are, and have been, the norm. In Handbook of research in the social foundations of education (pp. James Fallows Philippines The Atlantic covers news, politics, culture, technology, health, and more, through its articles, podcasts, videos, and flagship magazine. Whether I was talking with Marcos-loving right-wingers or communists who hated the United States, whether the discussion was about economics or the U.S. bases or the course of the guerrilla war, most of my conversations in the Philippines ended on the same discouraging note. “Here is a land in which a few are spectacularly rich while the masses remain abjectly poor. I remember reading this article one evening sometime in 1988 after I had put my two-year old boy to bed. Then I would read on and discover that the description was by an American soldier in the 1890s, or a Filipino nationalist in the 1930s, or a foreign economist in the 1950s, or a young politician like Ferdinand Marcos or Benigno Aquino in the 1960s. Finally, in August, he squeaked in as number twenty-four. Here is a land consecrated to democracy but run by an entrenched plutocracy. The price of copra (the country’s leading export) was finally rising. In writing about Filipinos, Fallows presented us as an Other. It is produced, and reproduced, in all of life, particularly in schools. Ayaw natin makasakit ng kapwa, lalo na kung bisita lang tayo. It’s a poor country—but an expensive place in which to produce. I stood on the summit, looking into the lowlands where trucks kept bringing new garbage and several bulldozers were at work, plowing through heaps of old black garbage. In the case of Marcos, schools and teachers were favored intruments for implanting his ideologies for a New Society and imposing docility and acquiescence among the people.When Fallows came to the country in 1987, a number of ideas had been encoded in the people as they went through life in or out of school, and these found their way into ways of thinking and behaving that came to be considered “natural” and “logical” as good for society (thereby creating consent). In 1987, James Fallows, an American journalist caused a furor when he wrote about Filipinos’ damaged culture. We ate lunch on the patio, four maids in white dresses standing at attention a few paces off, each bearing a platter of food and ready to respond instantly when we wanted more. All that was left was to argue about why we stuck with our tawdry pet dictator for so long, and to support Corazon Aquino as she danced around coup attempts and worked her way out of the problems the Marcoses had caused. He has reported extensively from outside the … The Koreans said it dramatized how utterly poor they used to be (“We were like the Philippines!” said one somber Korean bureaucrat), while to the Filipinos it was a reminder of a golden, hopeful age. But as I said, he writes as an American. If I hadn’t come at the last minute, I would have suspected Father Beltran of putting on a Potemkin Village show. James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic, suggests that Biden should move forward with any potential investigations of Donald Trump by establishing a neutral commission. When my wife returned our children’s rented inner tubes to a beach vendor at Argao, the vendor, a toothless old woman, asked if she was lonely in her room and needed a hired companion. But that would mean only that the United States and the Philippines share a problem, not that extremes of wealth and poverty are no problem at all. To enter the house we had to talk our way past a rifleman at the gate—a standard fixture not only of upper-class areas of Manila but also of banks, office buildings, McDonald’s—and then follow a long, twisting driveway to a mountaintop palace. As I trudged down from the summit of the mountain, having watched little boys dart among the bulldozers, I passed the community center. 1 In November 1987, James Fallows caused uproar with “A Damaged Culture. James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, offers his perspective on the British elections ending with a hung parliament and upcoming elections in the Philippines… FDA authorizes first Covid vaccine, a turning point in US pandemic fight. People are used to paying a lot for goods that are okay-to-shoddy in quality. “They can make twenty, thirty pesos a day this way”—$1 to $1.50. It seems to me that the prospects for the Philippines are about as dismal as those for, say, South Korea are bright. Many disagreed with him but I do find a great deal of truth in his analysis. Her husband, Benigno Aquino, was also from a famous family. Women wanted for opportunities overseas. The Japanese and Koreans now believe they can take on anybody; the confidence of Filipino industrialists seems to have been permanently destroyed. By laying the blame on culture, it was like him saying the problem with people was they were human. Out of respect for delicadeza, or from a vague sense of guilt that the former colony is still floundering, or because of genuine fondness for the Filipino people, the United States tolerates polite fictions about the Philippines that it would ruthlessly puncture if they concerned France or even Mexico. Cultural studies in education. Today, almost thirty years later, his diagnosis still stands: The prospects for the Philippines are about as dismal as those for, say, South Korea are bright. I was told that communist rebels, Moslem separatists, and former Philippine Army soldiers now work side by side in the gold mines, proving that economic development can be the answer to political problems. But American rule seemed only to intensify the Filipino sense of dependence. The significance of Smoky Mountain, though, is not how bad it is but how good. Japan is strong in large part because its nationalist-racial ethic teaches each Japanese that all other Japanese deserve decent treatment. Whenever he found a piece he didn’t like, he pushed it off the edge of his plate, onto the floor. The government reports that about two-thirds of the people in the country live below the poverty line, as opposed to half in the pre-Marcos era. “The education system has run down terribly.” The Philippines spends about one eighth as much money per student as Malaysia does. It’s inward-looking, believes it cannot compete. Theories of reproduction and resistance in the new sociology of education: a critical analysis. Trump isn’t an aberration; he embodies a particular dark side of American society: egotistic, individualistic, racist, a we-rule-the-world ethos, and anti-state. By the time Fallows wrote the article in November 1987, we were not work in progress, we were work warming up to start. This adds to the velocity and intensity of gossip—especially the rumors of impending coups, which have cropped up every week or ten days since Aquino took power, and which preoccupy political Manila the way scandals preoccupy Washington. . Abu-Lughod, L. (1991). Instead, he managed to infuriate Filipinos enough to be declared persona non grata. Filipino contract laborers, working for Japanese and Korean construction companies, built many of the hotels, ports, and pipelines in the Middle East. What Fallows may not realize is that an outsider never really stands outside, but is actually positioned within a larger political-historical context. In a widely circulated article, an American jour-nalist has recently diagnosed the counties prob-lem as "a damaged culture." I thought James Fallows … We put up our own school, and established a Christian fellowship that would express our basis for resisting injustices brought about by Marcos, blind obedience to church interpretations of papal dogma, the dictates of market forces as to the language of education or for tracking young people in schools. James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic, suggests that Biden should move forward with any potential investigations of Donald Trump by establishing a neutral commission. A DAMAGED CULTURE JAMES FALLOWS Fallows, J. I think it is cultural, and that it should be thought of as a failure of nationalism. Solutions for a new era: 2. By Simon Stumpf . Are the Marcoses always at fault? Each paper features its stable of hardworking star columnists, any of whom is capable of turning out 2,000 to 3,000 words of political commentary and inside gossip—the equivalent of a whole American op-ed page—in a single day. While unusual in its focus on culture, Fallows' (1987) article does not offer to explain how a nationalist ethic would be … They’re not exactly icons, but I’ve seen them displayed in homes and cars as if they were. Press J to jump to the feed. Today, almost thirty years later, his diagnosis still stand s: he prospects for the Philippines are aboet as dismal as those for, say, Soeth Korea are bright. She was a true blue stocking, educated in the United States, and fluent in French. . Exactly ten replied “Filipino.” “There is not necessarily a commitment by the upper class to making the Philippines successful as a nation,” a foreign banker told me. By James Fallows November 1, 1987, 2:25 AM ET "Here is a land in which a few are spectacularly rich while the masses remain abjectly poor. THE DAMAGED CULTURE by James Fallows. But we might start thinking ahead, to what we’ll do if the anticoup campaign is successful—to what will happen when Aquino stays in, and the culture doesn’t change, and everything gets worse. In the late-afternoon at Smoky Mountain I could easily imagine I'd had my preview of hell. Agriculture? “There is some hope with minerals and gold,” one of the economists said. A CRITIQUE OF JAMES FALLOWS' ARTICLE ON FILIPINOS. In the context of Philippine culture, if you really need to say something bad, nagpapaalam ka muna, magpasintabi ka muna. Among the new senators is a Charles Bronson—style action-movie star; Enrile is about as well known as the actor, and though he has made many enemies, most foreigners I spoke with found it hard to believe that in an honest vote count he would have lost to everyone on Aquino’s list of nominees, which included a number of newcomers and nobodies. The most controllable area is right around Manila, but beyond that the government’s writ has never run very far.” For instance, the newspapers that blanket Manila have virtually no circulation in the rest of the country: among a population of 55 million, the combined readership of all twenty-plus daily papers is about five million. Not so much money is being sucked out at the top. I think this has tremendous potential as a tourist country—it’s so beautiful. Otherwise, writing like Fallows did about people from Smokey Mountain made them double victims of their poverty. Anthropologists view that culture as a social structure that powerfully impinges on people’s behaviors (for instance as a set of behaviors, customs, traditions, rules, plans, and programs, to name a few), it is nevertherless learned and can change (Abu-Lughod, 1991). Time and again I heard in interviews about the Filipino people's love of reconciliation and their proudly nationalistic spirit. Most of the things that now seem wrong with the economy—grotesque extremes of wealth and poverty, land-ownership disputes, monopolistic industries in cozy, corrupt cahoots with the government—have been wrong for decades. Instead, he and the US promoted the idea that the new icon Cory Aquino was theirs, after they rejected the previous one. They spend all night crisscrossing the town, picking through the curbside garbage dumps and looking for the most valuable items: glass bottles and metal cans. From 1987: 'A Damaged Culture'. PRE-MARCOS ERA In mid-1960s, Philippines and Korea were economically even with each other, with similar per capita incomes of a few hundred dollars a year. They have a voice, they know what works for them in their world. The Philippines, wrote Fallows, describing the situation here, is "a society that has degenerated into a war of every man against every man." For the immediate future, he said, the trends looked good. I think his etic equivalents, which include saving face or vague sense of guilt, do not totally capture “delicadeza”. They darted among the machines and picked out valuables that had been newly revealed. “Only six!” a priest said on my last day. It was three decades ago when writer James Fallows stirred much debate when he wrote that we Filipinos might trace the root of our persistent woes to “a damaged culture,” in a controversial article of the same title in The Atlantic magazine. How dare this Fallows guy kill my dream of a changed Philippines? As in Latin America, the Spanish friars taught that religion was a matter of submission to doctrine and authority, rather than of independent thought or gentleness to strangers in daily life. Even when beginning to grumble about her government, many Filipinos speak of Cory's goodness, patience, and piety in tones that suggest they think of her as a secular, widowed Blessed Virgin, and as the only person with even the potential to hold the country together. It may seem perverse to wish for more nationalism in any part of the Third World. College or graduate education in America is a mark of social distinction for Filipinos, as it is for many other Asians. The residents of Smoky Mountain are mainly Visayans, who have come from the Visayas region of the central Philippines --Leyte, Negros, Cebu—over the past twenty years. . In the Freedom Constitution of 1987, ratified shortly before Fallows wrote his article, opinions even of people such as those expressed by Fallows is guaranteed. When I told them, the normal response was, “Only two!” By the end of my stay I was experimenting, raising the number to test the response. As an American, Fallows probably wrote for Americans, not for Filipinos who I suspect were kind to him.Second, as an American, he was an outsider writing about Filipinos. There is definitely not a single reason for me to disagree considering that many studies were made regarding the problem of the fragmented Philippines—or its lack of an important unifying factor that could evoke nationalism—such as in the written works of Niels Mulder. The countries that surround the Philippines have become the world’s most famous showcases for the impact of culture on economic development. They need also to listen to others who can see, for having considered their oppressions as “natural”, they cannot or feel powerless to access knowledge available only to those in positions of dominance. A Damaged Culture. But I believe that he was … As long as she did those jobs—that is, stayed in office—she did not feel driven to do much else. Reaction Paper Philippines is a picture of a nation not only without a sense of nationalism, but also without much national pride. The Filipino ethic of delicadeza, their equivalent of saving face, encourages people to raise unpleasant topics indirectly, or, better still, not to raise them at all. Subscribe. In the corridors of world power, my voice and those of thousands who marched in EDSA, were probably not heard because America loomed large in Fallows’ article, and he saw events as an American accomplishment, in the global march of democracy. “But they've taken every tree they can easily get. The government was breaking up some of the cartels run by Marcos’s “cronies” and exposing them to competition. He was instrumental in initiating and executing the Land Reform Code, which was designed to solve the centuries-old land tenancy problem, the principal cause of the communist guerrilla movement in Central Luzon. His 1987 article has been included and updated in his 1994 book "Looking at the Sun," a book about the whats and whys on the great economic growth of our Asian neighbors and our being left behind. Smoky Mountain is the center of an elaborate scavenging-and-recycling industry, which has many tiers and many specialized functional groups. In his article, Fallows’ view of culture seems to be static. What has created a society in which people feel fortunate to live in a garbage dump because the money is so good? Early this year, on the first anniversary of the “EDSA revolution” (named for Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, where many of the crucial events took place), television stations ran round-the-clock replays of all the most emotional moments: the nuns’ attempts to protect the ballot boxes, the defection of Marcos’s two main military supporters, Juan Ponce Enrile and Fidel Ramos, the abortive swearing-in of Marcos, his sudden disappearance in an American helicopter. It was inspirational and moving and heroic, and as late as this summer, just before the attempted coup, some of the same atmosphere remained. Warning: it can hurt, and hurt like hell. James Fallows made such conclusion in his article A Damaged Culture: A New Philippines? A visitor would have to be blind not to see the religious element in Corazon Aquino’s public role. Following the war the United States “gave” the Philippines its independence and was in most measurable ways its benefactor: offering aid, investing in businesses, providing the second largest payroll in the country at U.S. military bases. The contrast is relatively hard to see in Manila itself, since so much of the town’s wealth is hidden, literally walled up in the fortified “villages.” But one day, shortly after I’d listened to scavengers explain why some grades of animal bone were worth more on the resale market than others, I tagged along with a friend and visited one of Manila’s rich young families in the mountains outside town. All that was left was to argue about why we stuck with our tawdry pet dictator for so long, and to support Corazon Aquino as she danced around coup attempts and worked her way out of the problems the Marcoses had caused (Emphasis mine). 1. 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