Humanities Diliman Vol. 21 No. 1 now online

The January to June 2024 issue of Humanities Diliman is now available online.

In her editor’s note, Ruth Jordana L. Pison, PhD said, “In revisiting topics which are either often written about or taken for granted, the critical works in this collection stimulate discussions on cultural expressions, social media, politics, language, class, and taste.” She added, “The articles remind us to think deeply about familiar topics, which may at first appear as factual. In our age of misinformation and disinformation, worsened by what some would refer to as an ‘attention crisis,’ there is a sense of urgency to be critical of what is read, viewed, and listened to.” 

Journal cover. Image from the Humanities Diliman website

This issue contains six articles: What Was the Meaning of Duterte? (Fantasy and Normalized Emergency Post-EDSA) by Rizalino Noble Malabed, PhD of UP Los Baños; The Rhetoric of Anti-Intellectualism: Facebook Pages in Duterte’s Propaganda Machine by Orville B. Tatcho, PhD of UP Baguio; Encircling Movements: Filipina Visual Artists and Kasibulan, 1970-2000 by Louise Anne M. Salas of UP Diliman (UPD); Ang Pagtakas, Pagbalik, at Paghamon sa Realidad ng Panlipunang-Uri sa Konteksto ng Filipino Fandom by Andrea Ann I. Trinidad of Ateneo de Manila University; The Case of Ano: Language in the Formation of Kapwa by John Moses A. Chua of Far Eastern University Cavite; and Exhibit Curation for Sounds by Dayang Magdalena Nirvana T. Yraola, PhD of UPD.

It also contains the book review Of Dreams, Destruction, and Donald(s): A Review of Mideo Cruz’s Meme Generators by Kevin Michael A. De Guzman, an independent researcher, and a film review by Felicidad A. Prudente, a musicologist, on José S. Buenconsejo’s Music-Cultural Flows and Exchanges in Pulangi River, Maguindanao: The Making and Circulation of Gongs and Bamboo Music and Verbal Arts Along the Pulangi-Cotabato River.

According to the journal’s website, “Humanities Diliman is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal for the humanities. Published semi-annually [by the UPD Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development] and indexed in Scopus and ASEAN Citation Index (ACI), it is bilingual and both disciplinal and multi-disciplinary. Humanities Diliman promotes scholarship in the arts and humanities in the Philippines, as well as international synergies, especially with scholars of Southeast Asian studies.”