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Reading remittance landscapes: female migration and agricultural transition in the Philippines

McKay, Deirdre


In the Philippines, female migration for overseas contract work is transforming local agricultural landscapes. Yet the changes in land, labour, crops and cropping patterns that are occurring may not reflect local ecology or economic opportunity as much as they represent gendered versions of local modernity, envisioned at a new global scale. This study links local agricultural change to local interests in global migration and reads local landscapes as reflecting those links. Drawing on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Geografisk Tidsskrift, Danish Journal of Geography


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