ANARCHY OF FAMILIES

Topic: 
ANARCHY OF FAMILIES

Rules and descriptions given by the Professor: 

Please READ the Given Reading (which is the PDF file attached below) AND the Teacher’s Anecdote on the topic before starting on the Discussion Post.
Please utilize ONLY the APPLICABLE  lessons within the given reading AND the Teacher’s Anecdote when answering the questions.
Please use at-least one ADDITIONAL outside sources excluding the Given Reading.

Teacher’s Annecdote:

Read the short chapter of Alfred  W. McCoy, “Anarchy of Families: Historiography of State and Family in the Philippines“

Thereafter, please submit your RESPONSE/REPLY to the following guide questions:

Questions:

The Philippines has a long history of strong families assuring social survival when the nation-state is weak. Do you agree to the synergy between strong family and weak state? Is there a way to alter this paradox?
What is your view on the “role” of elite families in nation-building? Are “families” relevant in the historical progression of the nation?

Further Notices:

Please DO NOT simply copy paste. 🙂 Thoughts and statements from the given lessons or other sources should be reworded.