author={Neferti Xina M. Tadiar},
  journal={Cultural Studies},
  pages={1 - 26}
  • N. Tadiar
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Art
  • Cultural Studies
This essay focuses on the cultural literacy that popular songs of lament in the Philippines in the1970s and 1980s created and depended on and discusses the way this cultural literacy contributed to the popular revolt against the dictatorship in 1986. I foreground the social conditions of this literacy and the political significance of what gets lost as the popular revolt gives rise to an emergent transnational rhetoric of democraticization and people power under globalization. Finally, I point… 
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