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A Generation Later

Household Strategies and Economic Change in the Rural Philippines

James F. Eder (author)

ISBN: 9780824822132

Publication Date: Jun 2000

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

The one-time forest wilderness of Palawan Island has gradually been settled by Philippino migrants. This text analyzes socioeconomic change in one Palawan settler community at the levels of community, household and individual, and places these changes within the context of wider changes in society.
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For most of the 20th century, migrant settlers from the Philippines have established homesteads and new ways of life on Palawan Island, a one-time forest wilderness. On the island's coastal plains and in the hilly interior, settlers have created dynamic and prosperous communities based on locally variable combinations of agricultural and non-agricultural lifeways. This volume presents an analysis of socioeconomic change in one Palawan settler community founded during the 1940s. Based on detailed information at the levels of community, household and individual spanning a 25-year period (1970-1995), the chapters center around three basic themes: the development of a post-frontier village economy; household strategies for survival and prosperity; and individual ambitions as they relate to ideas about social standing and personal worth. These themes are connected into an integrated analysis of change in the community across time and set within the context of wider changes in society.
Illustrations illustrations
Pages 240
Date Published 30 Jun 2000
Publisher University of Hawai'i Press
Subject/s Anthropology   Development economics   Rural communities  

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