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Fishing families and cosmopolitans in conflict over land on a Philippine island

Knudsen, Magne

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Research on the social effects of tourism and beachfront property development in Southeast Asia finds that foreigners and local elites reap the main benefits, rather than fishing families and coastal communities, who also become vulnerable to displacement. This article, discussing cleavages and co-operation among parties brought together in court cases over land on a Philippine island, demonstrates that poor coastal dwellers just north of Dumaguete City on Negros Island differ in their ability...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65938
Source: Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1017/S0022463412000355

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