By James F. Eder
For many of the twentieth century, migrant settlers from the Philippines have proven homesteads and new methods of lifestyles on Palawan Island, a one-time woodland wasteland. at the island's coastal plains and within the hilly inside, settlers have created dynamic and filthy rich groups in keeping with in the neighborhood variable mixtures of agricultural and non-agricultural lifeways. This quantity provides an research of socioeconomic swap in a single Palawan settler neighborhood based through the Nineteen Forties. in response to distinctive info on the degrees of neighborhood, family and person spanning a 25-year interval (1970-1995), the chapters focus on 3 uncomplicated issues: the improvement of a post-frontier village financial system; family concepts for survival and prosperity; and person pursuits as they relate to principles approximately social status and private worthy. those issues are hooked up into an built-in research of switch in the neighborhood throughout time and set in the context of wider adjustments in society.
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