In our concern for an equitable distribution of benefits and resources, we tend to overlook two other critical dimensions of justice: participation and recognition.
As a subculture within mainstream Filipino culture, the Chinese Filipinos have unique, elaborate, and interesting ceremonies and wedding traditions. One of the most important traditions is the engagement ceremony, or the Ting Hun.
As a Filipino-Chinese who practices both traditional Chinese customs and Catholic rituals, I can’t help but ask: Am I doing two completely opposite things? In practicing a number of traditional Chinese customs, am I violating the teachings of the Church? Should I give one up?
While everybody is engrossed with recent movies such as Man of Steel, Despicable Me 2, Pacific Rim, and The Wolverine, the Twilight Saga remains a favorite subject of sociological interest because it deals with issues of deviance, social integration, stratification.