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Bautista on Philippine Sociology 1990s

Bautista on Philippine Sociology 1990s

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I
PHILIPPINESOCIALSCIENC
ESTUDYINTHE1990s
:
STATUS
,
METHODOLOGYANDRELEVANCE
 
JoumalofPhilippineDev
e
lopment
Number38,VolumeXXI,Nos.1&2,First&SecondSemesters1994
REFLECTIONSONPHILIPPINESOCIOLOGYINTHE1990s
MariaCynthiaRoseBanzonBautista
Thispaperi
l
lhonorofDr.GeliaT.Cast
i
ll
o
,oneof
t
hepillarsof
P
hilippinesocialscience,sharesinitialreflectionsonPhilippinesociologyint
i
le1990s.Ittakesofffrompreviousassessm
e
ntsofthestateofthesocialsciencesaswellasfromobservationsregardingthecurrentinvolvementofFilipinosocio
l
ogistsandthesubstantiveandmethodologicaldevelopmentsintheirdiscipline.1Thepaperrevolvesaroundthreepoints.First
,
comparedtothe1970sandtheearly1980s,thereis,inthe1990s,greaterpluralismorconvergenceoftheoreticalperspectivesandmorecommonelementsinthestancewhichsociologistshavetakenvis-a
-
visdevelopmentconcerns.1
.
Theassessm
e
ntsare
c
onta
i
nedinCastillo(1994),Talledo(1993),Madig
a
n(
1
987).Miralao(1986),Abadand
B
viota(1982)
,
and
P
anopioandBennagcn(n.d.).Castillo.GeliaT."'Th
e
Soc
ia
l
S
cien
c
esintheUP
S
ystem:ACommentaryonMission
,
VisionGoalsandObjectives."In
UPIn
S
earchofAcademic14
L
xcellence
,ditedbyG.Abadetal.
,
QuezonCity:UPCenterforIntegrativeandDevelopmentStudies
,
Col
l
egeof
Pu
blicAdministrationandUPPress
,
1
994.Tal
l
edo
,
Tomas
.
"'PhilippineSociologyinthe19
8
0s_
'
"Mastcralthesis.DepartmentofSociology,UniversityofthePhi
l
ippin
e
s
,
1993,MadigamFrancis,S,J."'Prob
l
emsofRese
a
rchinProvincialCollegesandUniversities
.
"PaperpresentedattheWorkshopontheRoleandChallengeofRegionalAcademicInstitutions.inMe
e
tingR
e
gionalResearchNeeds,Phil
i
ppineSoc
i
alScienceCouncil.December8-9
,
1987,
M
iralao
,
.lean
.
"'Rese
a
rchTrendsinCont
e
mporaryPhilippineSociety."
Philippine
S
tudiesNewsletter
1
4(F
e
bruary1986).Aba
d
,
R
i
cardo,andElizabethEviota
.
"PhilippineSociologyirathe
S
eventies:TrendsandProspects."
PhilippineSociologicalReview
30(
1
982),Panopio.Is
a
bel
,
andPoncianoBennagen.
"'
TheStatusofSociology
a
ndAnthropologyinthe
P
hi
l
ip-pines.'"R
e
portsubmittedtotheUNESCORegionalOffice.Bangkok,Thai
l
and.Typ
e
script.
 
4JO
U
RNALOFPHILIPPINEDEVELOPMENT
Second,Philippinesociologyinthisdecadeischaracterizedbyanincreasinglyinterdisciplinaryframework,abroaderdefinitionofwhatconstitutessociologicalproblems,andablurringofthedistinctionandhierarchybetweenbasicandappliedfields.Third,thefinaldecadeofthecenturyhighliglltstheimperativetomobilizesociologiststoaggressivelyfillthegapsinourunderstandingof'Philippinesociety,criticallyreviewexistingparadigmsinlightofempiricalrealities,andincorporatedisparatefindings,insightsanddevelopmentsintomoreConceptualortheoreticalpublicationswhichelaborateonexistingmodelsoradvancealternativeperspectives.ItisimportanttonotethatsomeoftileobservationswhichconstitutedthosereflectionsaremanifestedinDr.Castillo'swritingsandlectures.
FR
O
MP
O
L
AR
IZAT
IO
N
.TO
PLURAL
I
SMANDCONVERGENCE
Sociologyasanac
a
demicdisciplineemergedintheWes
t
asaspecificresponsetoconcretesocialpr
o
blemsgeneratedbytheformativeandmatu-rationphasesofcapitalism,itspurposewastounderstandthechaosanddisorderwroughtbytheIndustri
a
lRevolutionandtracethesourcesofhumanprogress
a
ndmisery.Someofitsforef
a
thersalsospelledoutarangeofmeanstoimprovethehumancondition.IntheirassessmentofthestateofPhilippinesociologyinthe1970s,
A
b
a
dandEviota(1982)assertedthatwhileWesternsociologyw
a
srootedintlieconcreteproblemsofthesocietieswhichengenderedthediscipline,
Philippine
sociologywasacolonialimplant.From
a
socialphilosophycourseinstitutediilthelatterpartoftheSpanishcolonialperiod
,
sociologydevelopedasanacademicdisciplineduringtheAmericanperiod.Thebiggestboosttoitsgrowthoccurred,however,afterWorldWarIIwhenasubstantialnumberofforeign-trainedsociologistsreturnedfromtheUnitedStates.ThetheoriesandperspectivesdisseminatedtoFilipinostudents

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