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Migration and DisruptionsToward a Unifying Theory of Ancient and Contemporary Migrations$
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Brenda J. Baker and Takeyuki Tsuda

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060804

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060804.001.0001

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Migration and Disruption on Palawan Island, the Philippines

Migration and Disruption on Palawan Island, the Philippines

A Comparison of Two Cases

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(p.223) 10 Migration and Disruption on Palawan Island, the Philippines
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Migration and Disruptions
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James F. Eder

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060804.003.0010

This chapter compares the disruptive consequences attending two disparate migrations to Palawan Island in the Philippines. The first has involved agricultural settlement of the island’s forested interior, while the second has seen the movement of various Muslim peoples to the island’s northern towns and coastal regions. While the impact of agricultural migration has been the more disruptive in objective reality, the arrival of Muslim migrants has been perceived as more disruptive, due to their cultural and religious differences with the predominantly Christian host population. Drawing on the notion of societal resilience, the paper also shows that the two streams of migrants have wrought social transformations of a different order. Whereas Muslim migration has only transformed the surface features of recipient communities, agricultural migration has fundamentally reworked both upland ecology and the lives the indigenous peoples.

Keywords:   Philippines, Agricultural settlement, Muslims, Transformation, Resilience

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