Peasants, Merchants, & Politicians in Tobacco Production: Philippine Social Relations in a Global Economy
Based on intensive fieldwork among the different social groups in the Ilocos region, this book offers an insight into the Ilokano social ensemble following the process of tobacco production from seed to threshed leaves.
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A Land and Technology
O Ethnic Integration and Distinction among Peasants
PeasantsAgricultural Resources and Relationships
O Tobacco Merchants
O Political Representatives and Bureaucrats
Tobacco Society in the Ilocos and Beyond
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Abay-a activities agents agricultural ammoyo anitos bacco Bagani bago barangays Bidbiday buying Camacho Candon capital carabao cash crop Chinese cigarette cowboys cultural demands economic employees ethnic expected farm farmers Ferdinand Marcos fertilizer fields fiesta Filipino foreign buyers grading harvest hectare hectare of land highlands household Igorot Ilocos region Ilokano Ilokano merchants Ilokano tobacco Iloko important insecticides invest irrigation Kankanai kilograms labor leaf Lety's loans lowlanders Manila manufacturers ment merchant elite mestizos meters Metro Manila municipal oligopsonies peasants percent person pesos Philippines political politicians province PVTA relatives residents rice rural banks sectors seedbeds seedlings sell service towns settlements social groups soil specific status sugarcane suki suki relations technicians tenants territory tion tobacco leaves tobacco production tobacco season tobacco society tobacco trading trading centers transplanting Vigan Virginia tobacco women workers