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In pursuit of progress : narratives of development on a Philippine island

Author: Hannah C M Bulloch
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2017]
Series: Southeast Asia--politics, meaning, memory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on a decade of ethnographic research on the Philippine island of Siquijor, this book explores myths, meanings, and practices of development and its counterparts, progress and modernization. It does so not only by considering development as planned, community-wide interventions aimed at society-wide improvements in living standards, but by recognizing that, as a cognitive tool for organizing relationships  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannah C M Bulloch
ISBN: 9780824858865 0824858867
OCLC Number: 951753900
Description: viii, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Multiple meanings of development --
Poverty and prosperity --
Living off the land --
Imagining Amerika --
Mystic island --
Performing development --
Revolution of the mind --
Moral development.
Series Title: Southeast Asia--politics, meaning, memory.
Responsibility: Hannah C.M. Bulloch.

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Drawing on a decade of ethnographic research on the Philippine island of Siquijor, this volume explores myths, meanings, and practices of development and its counterparts, progress and modernization.  Read more...

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