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By Leny Strobel,S. Lily Mendoza

again from the Crocodile’s stomach is a party of the wonder, richness, and variety of indigenous methods of being as published within the severe reports and artistic performances of dwelling local traditions within the Philippines and within the usa diaspora. by utilizing basic and secondary study, the re-reading of historic and cultural data, and the articulation of silenced tales, the publication seeks to open up house for an alternate discourse on indigenous wisdom that doesn't basically reproduce progressivist and social evolutionary paradigms that continually place the Indigenous topic as “primitive,” “barbaric,” and not anything greater than a “quaint relic of the past.” In revealing the wonder and vibrancy of local Filipino cultures, the booklet lays declare to the relevance and tool of indigenous epistemologies in therapeutic colonial and civilizational trauma as a result of the violent conscription of local peoples into the venture of Modernity. within the face of growing to be financial, religious, and ecological crises portending international cave in, the ebook affirms that the abjected “Primitive,” who now stands as Modernity’s purely final different, has a lot to coach us not just approximately survival yet approximately dwelling generously and fiercely “with all our relations.”

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