Ethnic Groups in the Philippines

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Ethnic Groups in the Philippines

By | July 2010
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Chapter I
Introduction
Background of the study
This topic was chosen for investigation because of a need for an in-depth study of the culture of major ethnic groups in the country today. Philippine culture is very diverse and with this in mind, a thorough research and analysis of the culture of the major ethnic groups in the country should be made. A search for a deeper understanding of the way of life of various groups in the country led to the formulation of this topic. Significance of the study

This study is specifically significant to the Filipino people. This study would help them understand better the culture of the different groups around them. This would help the people appreciate and respect the distinctiveness of the customs, traditions and the way of life of the ethnic groups making up the diverse culture of the Philippines. Statement of the problem

The study of the food, customs and traditions, mode of subsistence, beliefs and practices constitute the study of the culture of the major ethnic groups found in the islands of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The study of ethnic identity in the Philippines is also a major component in this research Objectives of the study

This study aims to:
• Compare and contrast the culture of the major ethnic groups in the Philippines. • Help the readers gain additional knowledge on the customs, traditions and way of life of the major ethnic groups in the country. • Inform the readers about the unique structure and organization of existing ethnic groups in the country. • Inculcate among the readers a sense of pride and appreciation for their own culture. Review of related literature

The following books deal with various ethnic groups in the Philippines: 1. Problems & Methods in the Study of Philippine Indigenous Ethnic Culture by M. Caguimbal, F.L. Jocano and L. Marquez (1994) 2. Working with Indigenous People by L.N. Mercado (1994)

3. Social Categorization and Identity in the...
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