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Rethinking indigeneous place: Igorot identity and locality in the Philippines

McKay, Deirdre


Spanish and American colonisers ascribed the identity 'Igorot' to the peoples of the northern Philippine mountains, positioning them in the 'tribal slot', somewhere between ordinary peasants and 'backward' primitives. From this marginal position, contemporary Igorot communities have been comparatively successful in formalising their entitlements to land and resources in their dealings with the Philippine State. This success depends on a discourse tying indigenous or 'tribal' culture to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The


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