About the book:
The Myth of the Barangay and Other Silenced Histories provides important incisive analyses of several primary documents that point to a rich and largely dismissed narrative of early written Philippine history. Damon Woods has done tremendous and painstaking work to seek out hidden Filipino transcripts found among Spanish documents scattered all over the world. In doing so, his work calls for an enriched, critical, and continuing dialogue on the Bayan and its relationship to Filipinos in the Philippines as well as the growing Filipino diaspora.
Publisher: University of the Philippines Press
Publication Date: 2017
Size: 152 x 228mm
About the author:
Damon L. Woods, the son of missionary parents, grew up in Baguio City. Having received his PhD in Southeast Asian History from the University of California, Los Angeles, he has been a lecturer at UCLA, the University of California, Irvine, and California State University, Long Beach, and has lectured at Universiti Brunei Darussalam and the University of the Philippines, Baguio. He is currently a visiting professor at the Center for International Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Among the courses he has taught are Philippine History, Philippine Radical Tradition, Missionaries and Southeast Asia, Religion and Society in Southeast Asia, and Religion, Revolution and Nationalism in Asia.
Focusing his research on documents written in Tagalog by Tagalogs during the first centuries after the Spanish intrusion, he has written a number of journal articles and is the author of Tomas Pinpin and Tagalog Survival in Early Spanish Philippines (UST Publishing, 2011) and editor of From Wilderness to Nation: Interrogating Bayan (UP Press, 2011) as well as Librong Pagaaralan nang manga Tagalog nang Uicang Castila (UST Publishing). He lives in Southern California.