The Agta of the Northern Sierra Madre. Livelihood strategies and resilience among Philippine hunter-gatherers

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The Agta of the Northern Sierra Madre. Livelihood strategies and resilience among Philippine hunter-gatherers

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: The Agta of the Northern Sierra Madre. Livelihood strategies and resilience among Philippine hunter-gatherers
Author: Minter, T.
Issue Date: 2010-05-19
Keywords: Hunter-gatherers
Agta
Livelihood
Natural resource management
Time allocation
Ethnography
Tropical forests
Marine resources
Philippines
Sierra Madre
Abstract: The Agta are a hunter-gatherer people inhabiting the last remaining tropical rain forest on the island of Luzon, in the north-eastern Philippines. Due to commercial logging operations, immigration and conversion of forest into agricultural land, the Agta's resource base has come under increasing pressure over the past century. This ethnography analyses the way the Agta respond to these social and environmental changes. It shows that they face great problems with respect to health, nutrition, control over resources and participation in decisionmaking processes. It also shows, however, that by maintaining economic and residential flexibility and diversification, they succeed in continuing a hunter-gatherer way of life.
Promotor: Supervisor: Persoon G.A., Schefold R.
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
University: Leiden Univeristy
Uri: urn:isbn:978-90-9025189-9
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/15549
 

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