This chapter chronicles the political and demographic transformations of the early postcolonial period and the creation of self-consciously ethnic Muslims in Cotabato. It highlights the postcolonial migration of Cotabato Muslims to Cotabato City, and the continuation of traditional datu rule in postcolonial Cotabato despite political and economic changes. The chapter suggests that the investment in identity by the datu politicians was part of an effort to project an image of a unified and revitalized Muslim populace in order to gain purchase in a nation-state controlled by Christian Filipinos.
California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.