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Farmer gone fish'n? Swidden decline and the rise of grouper fishing on Palawan Island, the Philippines

Fabinyi, Michael; Dressler, Wolfram


Considerable research has focused on understanding how upland farmers adjust land-based livelihoods to the influences of agrarian change in Southeast Asia. In the process, an 'upland bias' has emerged where researchers focus narrowly on the uplands as localities with distinct, coherent features, neglecting how families engage place, social relations and ethnicity as they access opportunities in proximate spaces. This paper considers how the Tagbanua - long considered an upland swidden people -...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Agrarian Change
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0366.2011.00309.x


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