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In Pursuit of Progress: Narratives of Development on a Philippine Island

Hannah C. M. Bulloch


In Pursuit of Progress explores how meta-narratives of development become entangled in people’s identities and life trajectories; how they weave their way into people’s imaginings of their histories, their understandings of their place in the world, and their dreams for their future. The idea of development has been deconstructed and scrutinised as a “Western” metaphor ordering global difference and change, and as a banner under which diverse schemes for societal improvement find legitimacy and common purpose. Less attention has been given to the diverse ways the “subjects” of development inte ... More

Keywords: Philippines, Filipinos, Central Visayas, Visayas, Siquijor, Southeast Asia, anthropology, ethnography, discourses of development, modernization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780824858865
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824858865.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah C. M. Bulloch, author
Australian National University