クララ・サアク・アロンボの⼈⽣

The Life of Clara Saac Arombo: A Narrative

Publications

Aoyama Waka (The University of Tokyo)

First Interview – View Working Paper [PDF]
Second Interview – View Working Paper [PDF]

Abstract: These studies are part of a preparation for an oral history piece on the life of Clara Saac Arombo (pseudonym), a Cebuano woman who lives in Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines. Her parents were poor farmers who had migrated from Cebu to Mindanao in the early 1950s after World War II. Following a hard life in rural areas, she received higher education in Davao City and eventually began working for NGOs and local government agencies to help the urban poor. Her narrative of her life is valuable in that it reveals, from her perspective, the experience of a woman living in socioeconomic development and cultural change in Mindanao. The author conducted seven 60-minute interviews at her home between August 25 and September 7, 2022. These studies are edited versions of the interviews, which were translated from the original Cebuano into Japanese. Transcriptions of the original Cebuano interviews are included as appendices to these studies. The names of the persons in these studies have been withheld to maintain confidentiality.

Keywords: Philippines, Mindanao, Davao City, oral history, narrative, Cebuano female settler

要約:  これらの原稿は、フィリピンのミンダナオ島のダバオ市に暮らす、ひとりのセブアノ人女性の人生に関するオーラル・ヒストリー作品を作るための準備の一部である。この女性の名前は、クララ・サアク・アロンボさん(仮名)という。彼女の両親は、第二次世界大戦後の1950年代初期にセブ島からミンダナオ島に移住した貧しい農民であった。彼女は農村での厳しい暮らしを経て、ダバオ市で高等教育を受け、やがてNGOや地方自治体に勤めて都市貧困層を支援するようになった。彼女の人生に関するナラティヴは、ミンダナオにおける社会経済発展と文化の変化を生きたひとりの女性の経験が本人自身の主観から語られている点において貴重である。筆者は、2022年8月25日から9月7日にかけて、彼女の自宅において1回60分のインタビューを7回実施した。これらの諸稿は、それらのインタビューを原語のセブアノ語から日本語に翻訳し、編集したものである。付録として、セブアノ語のインタビューの文字起こしを含む。なお、人物の名前はプライバシー保護のため伏せられている。

キーワード:フィリピン、ミンダナオ、ダバオ市、オーラルヒストリー、ナラティヴ、セブアノ人女性移住者

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