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Maalwang Buhay: Family, Overseas Migration, and the Cultures of Relatedness in Barangay Paraiso

Aguilar, Filomeno V., Jr.

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ISBN 10: 9715505937 / ISBN 13: 9789715505932
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Num Pages: 450 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: JH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 152. Weight in Grams: 456. . 2011. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9789715505932

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Title: Maalwang Buhay: Family, Overseas Migration, ...

Publisher: Ateneo De Manila Univ Pr

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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"The greatest single strength of this work can be termed its anthropological foundations. Many studies of overseas migration fail to dwell upon the underlying structural context that helps us understand the cause, nature and consequence of this phenomenon. After all the separation of children from their parents is a matter of kinship, and to understand it we need to see it first and foremost in the light of Philippine kinship. What this book shows is how such an anthropological focus upon kinship can become integrated with a development perspective providing a far more satisfactory and scholarly understanding of these events. This approach should make this book a standard work for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of an example of parent-child separation that now has worldwide attention." ―Daniel Miller, University College London

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Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr., is professor in the Department of History, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, and editor of Philippine Studies. A member of the Philippine Migration Research Network, he was president of the International Association of Historians of Asia (2005-2006) and chair of the Philippine Social Science Council (2006-2008). He studied at the Ateneo de Naga High School, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Wales, and Cornell University. For a total of ten years he taught at James Cook University in Australia and at the National University of Singapore before repatriating to the Philippines in 2003.

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