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Everyday Politics in the Philippines Class and Status Relations in a Central Luzon Village

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ISBN-10: 0742518701

ISBN-13: 9780742518704

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet

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Focusing on a rice farming village in central Luzon, Kerkvliet argues that the faction and patron-client relationships dealt with by conventional studies are only one part of Philippine political life.
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144

List of Tables and Maps
List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Capitalism and Rebellion Entwined
Background
The Huk Rebellion
State Policies: Reforms and Capital-Intensive Rice Technology
Replacing Tenants with Capital
The Surviving Tenants' Gamble with New Rice
Landlessness
Summary
Status and Class
Conceptions of Society
Composition
Social Complexities
Household Views of Class and Status Politics
Agricultural Worker, Very Poor Household: The Marcoses
Less-Poor Workers On and Off the Land: The Himalas
Less-Poor Peasant Household: The Aspias
A Peasant Household with an Adequate Living Standard: The Cruzes
Rich Capitalists: The Trinidads
Three Themes
Class Resistance
Forms of Resistance
Peasants versus Landowners, Creditors, and the State
Agricultural Workers
Construction Workers
Conflict among Status Groups
Explaining Poverty and Wealth
Conflicting Obligations
Moderating Influences
More Daring Manifestations of Resistance
The Attempted Land Takeover
Themes in Resistance
Networks among People in Different Classes and Statuses
Hinges and Linkages
Kinship
Patron-Client Ties
Electoral Politics
Implications
Everyday Politics and Contending Values
More than Elections, Patron-Client Relations, or Rebellion
Contending Values
San Ricardo's Contending Values in Perspective
Society as Composites of Values
Beyond Moral Economy
Postscript
App. A: Methodology
App. B: Supplementary Tables
Petition from Eighty-Four Poor Landless Residents of San Ricardo
Bibliography
Index