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

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

By: Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet (author)Paperback

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This rich study examines the everyday politics of a rice farming village in central Luzon. Contending that the faction and patron-client relationships emphasized by conventional studies are but one part of Philippine political life, Kerkvliet offers a nuanced and fascinating portrait of political relationships among villagers. The world he portrays is complex and multifaceted: in a period of flux, relations of status and class shift as traditional roles give way to new social identities. A comprehensive and masterful classic, Everyday Politics in the Philippines revises our notions of political life in the developing world. Now available again with a new preface, postscript, and updated bibliography, this updated edition will be welcomed by a broad range of social scientists.

About Author

Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet is head of the Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at The Australian National University.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Capitalism and Rebellion Entwined Chapter 3 Status and Class Chapter 4 Household Views of Class and Status Politics Chapter 5 Class Resistance Chapter 6 Conflict among Status Groups Chapter 7 Networks among People in Different Classes and Statuses Chapter 8 Everyday Politics and Contending Values

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742518704
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780742518704
  • weight: 553
  • ISBN10: 0742518701

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