publication . Article . 2015

Voices and Visions: Symbolic Convergences in the Oral Narratives of Filipino Comfort Women

Oscar Tantoco Serquiña, Jr.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2015 Journal: Humanities Diliman (issn: 1655-1532, eissn: 2012-0788, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of the Philippines
This paper analyzes oral narratives of 10 Filipino comfort women, who are members of the Liga ng mga Lolang Pilipina, or Lila Pilipina, an organization of victims and survivors of sexual slavery by Japanese military soldiers during the World War II in the Philippines. Guided by Ernest Bormann’s Symbolic Convergence Theory, this paper aims to describe the content, identify the salient structure, and determine the rhetorical vision in the oral narratives of Filipino comfort women. This paper argues that a pattern of characters, settings, and plotlines may be discerned from the oral narratives, and that these formal elements structurally and ideologically constitut...
free text keywords: Philippine rhetoric, rhetorical criticism, fantasy theme analysis, rhetorical vision, World War II, General Works, A, History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, AZ20-999
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