DR. ZEUS SALAZAR PROVIDES INSIGHTS TO GRADUATE STUDENTS OF THE COLLEGE

  • The College welcomed new doctoral and masteral students in music with an intellectual conversation with the eminent Filipino historian, anthropologist, and proponent of the Pantayong Pananaw ("We Perspective" or Indigenous Inclusive Filipino Worldview) -- Dr. Zeus Salazar. He emphasized the importance of the senses in experiencing Filipino culture, particularly music, a performative of being and becoming Filipino. He also disclosed his affinity with critical theory that has continually informed his preoccupation with Filipino local knowledge and history. He discussed post colonialism which gained popularity in Paris during his last year at Sorbonne, 1968. This year witnessed the student demonstration that made the paradigm shift to post structuralism. Dr. Salazar emphasized the importance of language in understanding particular cultures and histories. This focus on language was shared by his colleagues in anthropology, Dr. Prospero Covar, and psychology, Dr. Virgilio Enriquez. This triumvirate of scholars founded the school of thought that championed Sikolohiyang Filipino (Filipino Ethnopsychology). The event was attended by many graduate students and faculty.

  •  

  • (back to top)