Ethnographies of Development and Globalization in the Philippines: Emergent Socialities and the Governing of Precarity, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ethnographies of Development and Globalization in the Philippines

Emergent Socialities and the Governing of Precarity, 1st Edition

Edited by Koki Seki


248 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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The contributors to this volume examine the actual workings and on-the-ground effects of contemporary political economic shifts in the Global South, and implications for reconfiguring social networks, conceptions and practices of governance, and burgeoning social movements.

How do various groups in the Global South respond to and manage chronic states of insecurity and precarity concomitant with contemporary globalization processes? While drawing on diverse ethnographic viewpoints in the Philippines, the authors analyze the impact of these processes through the conceptual framework of "emergent sociality," a purported connectedness among individuals fostered through interactions, copresence, and conviviality within a community over a long duration. In so doing, the case studies in this volume suggest, illuminate, and debate insecurities that may be commonly shared among populations in the Philippines and throughout the Global South.

This anthology will be of great interest to students and scholars of cultural anthropology, globalization and Philippines society.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Post-Authoritarian Sociality and Urban Governmentality: A Socialized Housing Project in Metro Manila 3. Neoliberalizing Subaltern Political Socialities: Community Barricade and the Diverse Grassroots Struggles for Adequate Housing in the Sitio San Roque Slum 4. Disaster, Discipline, Drugs and Duterte: Emergence of New Moral Subjectivities in Post-Yolanda Leyte 5. Learning to Leave: Filipino Families and the Making of the Global Filipino Nurse 6. Diasporic Socialities and Long-Distance Love Stories: Transnational Volunteerism and Making the Ideal Filipino Citizen 7. Two Dimensions of "the Social": Oppression and Solidarity in Tourism Development of Boracay Island 8. Rearraying Available Resources to Secure Livelihoods: Continuities and Change in Livelihood Strategies in a Rural Village in Ilocos, Philippines 9. The role of Kinship Relations among Maranaos Living in Double-Peripheries

About the Editor

Koki Seki is Professor of cultural anthropology and Southeast Asian studies at the Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Southeast Asia.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies