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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

new must-have, must-read book @ UP Baguio!

Below is an emailed announcement from the widely known author and inimitable professor Dr. Delfin Tolentino, Jr. of the University of the Philippines-Baguio. I am quoting the message in toto as there is nothing substantial that I can add to it… Those of you who go gaga over great tomes and are near Baguio better not miss this book launching!

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"The College of Social Sciences and Cordillera Studies Center of the University of the Philippines Baguio invite you to the launching of the book CORDILLERA IN JUNE: ESSAYS CELEBRATING JUNE PRILL-BRETT, ANTHROPOLOGIST, recently published by the University of the Philippines Press. The book launch will take place on 24 January 2008, Thursday, 4:00 p.m., at the UP Baguio Multipurpose Hall.

A festschrift in honor of Dr. June Prill-Brett, Professor Emeritus at UP Baguio, the volume collects nine essays by leading scholars in Cordillera/Indigenous Studies from the Philippines and abroad. The authors include Julius Mendoza and Lorelei Crisologo-Mendoza (University of the Philippines), Susan Russell (Northern Illinois University), Villia Jefremovas (Queen’s University ), B. Lynne Milgram (Ontario College of Art and Design), Deirdre McKay (Australian National University), Padmapani Perez (Leiden University), Dana Kim and A. Terry Rambo (Khon Kaen University), and Melanie Wiber (University of New Brunswick). Among the topics covered in their papers are alterity and cultural existence, feasts of merits in the Cordillera, ritual tradition and innovation, agricultural commercialization, women and microfinance, legal pluralism, ethnic representation, and social and ecological phenomena.

The editor, B.P Tapang, was Associate Professor of Economics at UP Baguio until his
retirement in 2005.

We hope that you will attend the Baguio launching of what we consider as one of the
most important contributions to Cordillera Studies in recent years.

Thank you and best regards.

Dean, College of Social Sciences

Director, Cordillera Studies Center


Delfin Tolentino, Jr.
Director, Cordillera Studies Center
University of the Philippines Baguio
2600 Baguio City
telefax (6374-4425794)If mail sent to my institutional e-mail address bounces ack, please send your mail to

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