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Ambivalent moralities of cooperation and corruption: Local explanations for (under)development on a Philippine island

Bulloch, Hannah


Concepts of development are inevitably loaded with value judgements concerning what constitutes ‘proper’ social and economic organisation. Focusing on the cultural politics of development on Siquijor, an island in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines, this paper explore these often tacit ideals. It considers one of the key idioms Siquijodnon use in explaining how development is brought about—cooperation—and some of its locally perceived opposites —‘crab mentality’, politicking and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1111/taja.12173


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