The Discourse and Politics of Resistance in the Philippine Uplands

Antonio Contreras


What currently prevail in the rural Philippine countryside are pockets of traditional societies-mostly in the upland areas-amidst an agricultural sector that is increasingly incorporated in the dominant capitalist political economy. The reproduction of the traditional modes of production-mostly swidden agriculture-is threatened by forces which support and maintain the transnationalist and capitalist development discourse borne by the state and its bureaucratic apparatuses.

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