Author Pante, Michael D
Article Title Quezon's City : Corruption and contradiction in Manila's prewar suburbia, 1935–1941
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Source Journal of Southeast Asian studies. vol. 48, no. 1 (Feb. 2017), p. 91-112 : ill ,maps
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Journal Title Journal of Southeast Asian studies.
Copy vol. 48, no. 1 (Feb. 2017), p. 91-112 : ill ,maps
ISSN 0022-4634
Brief substance Quezon City was founded in 1939 as a planned city and envisioned as the future capital of the Philippines, which was anticipating its independence in a few years. Led by President Manuel Quezon, Philippine politicians conferred upon the city narratives of nationhood and social justice to make it the best spatial representation of a nation-in-waiting. However, underneath these state-centric ideologies was the authoritarianism of the Quezon regime, which used urban politics to centralise power. But far from being a symbol of the President's undisputed dominance, Quezon City's inherent contradictions became weak points in the city's official narrative
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