Volume 21 Number 1 

Safary Wa-Mbaleka


Living Alone: The Experiences of Married Single Students in Higher Education
Phanuel Manizabayo & Prema Gaikwad
Prismatic View of Gender Power Relations at the Intersection in Linda Ty-Casper’s Ten Thousand Seeds
Rosemarie Cerbito-Abocot 

Climate Change Advocacy through the Arts: The IMCC Kapagintaw Ethno-Rock 
Reynaldo Openiano Mancia & Helen Sumagang Tejero

Cheating During Examination: Inference on human Capital Quality 
Apolonio I. Machica, Jr., Ma. Rosario P. Abud,  Agnesia A. Machica, & Eliza C. Cabugawan

Acculturation of Children as Experienced by Foreign Mothers Studying in the Philippines 
Janet N. Odhiambo, Flor Marticio, & Eunice Aclan

Emergent Themes in Marketing Theory and Practice Literature from 1957 to 2015: A Systematic Review 
Innocent Sigauke & Kenneth Swansi

The Axiological Relevance of the Tumba-tumba Festival in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, Philippines 
Caesar Ziggy Q. Perlas

Wish to WISHCRAFT: A Peek into an Environmentally Friendly School 
Prema Gaikwad & Blessing Obaya

Empowering Persons with Disabilities Through Training and Employment: A Case Study 
Donie Ver Medalla & Bella Marie Medalla

The Sustainability of the Social Responsibility of Canaan Farmers’ Schools:  A Comparative Case Study of South Korea and the Philippines 
Daren Ngadima & Christel Arnaud Ngadima

Big Data, Education, and Social Responsibility 
Yaroslav Ovdiyenko

Fisher-Buyer Trade Relations: An Oppressive Reality 
Max Teody T. Quimilat


International Forum 
Vol. 21, No. 1
June 2018
Print ISSN : 0119-2000
Online ISSN : 2350-7497

Prismatic View of Gender Power Relations at the  Intersection in Linda Ty-Casper’s Ten Thousand Seeds

Abstract. The never-ending waves of domestic conflict portrayed in Linda Ty-Casper’s Ten Thousand Seeds usher the readers to serious disempowering scenarios of the dominated gender which are viewed as “natural” social occurrence in the society. This article critically analyzes gender relations revolving the communication repertoire of the newlywed American couple, the Rowbothams, the only American couple during the American occupation in the Philippines in the 1900s featured in Ty-Casper’s novel. American Occupation refers to the period when Philippines was colonized by the Americans. Employing the qualitative research, the article applies cultural studies approach in more specific terms to reveal a microcosmic power struggle between the husband and wife in confined setting as well as their reaction to American rule. The aim is to reveal powerlessness caused by social factors and historical forces caused by colonization. In conclusion, it demonstrates to the readers why husbands and wives in gender relations behave in different ways and explains some of the noticeable differences in the levels of enjoyment, sphere of authority, privileges, and influence in various landscapes of human relations.


Keywords: qualitative research, cultural studies approach, gender relations, marginalization, power dynamics, Philippines 



Rosemarie Cerbito-Abocot, PhD
Associate Professor V, Graduate School
Eastern Visayas State University
Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

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