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Revisiting Rural Places : Pathways to Povert and Prosperity in Southeast Asia
This book examine how the brisk pace of change in the countryside is affecting the places, spaces and people that they originally studied, sometimes as long as four decades ago. Each of 14 core chapters in organizedaround a change that the author did non anticipate, based on broader trends. A new longhouse in Sarawak, the urban forests of Java, the assertion of an ethnic minority indentity in Northern Thailand, the reshaping of class relations and identities in Philipines, and the uncontested sell-off of farmland to cacao entrepreners in Sulawesi challenge conventional understandings of how the countryside is being reshaped, and to what effect.