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Forthcoming articles in Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints

Hedda Ransan-Cooper, “Negotiating Risk and Uncertainty: Internal Migration and Rural Villages in Albay Province”

This article examines decisions to migrate from rural to urban or peri-urban areas. Mobility decisions involve negotiation between public discourses about risk and the assessment of one’s capabilities and experiences and the incalculable aspects of hope and trust amid change in communal risk sharing strategies.


Dohye Kim, “Geographical Imagination and Intra-Asian Hierarchy between Filipino/as and South Korean Retirees in the Philippines”

Since the late 1990s migration to the Philippines has emerged as a viable and affordable option for South Korean retirees, in the process creating contestations that invoke an imaginary geographical distance between the Philippines and South Korea based on a race-based intra-Asian hierarchy.


Ian Morley, “Modern Urban Designing in the Philippines, 1905–1916”

The importation of modern American urban design practices into East Asia during the early twentieth century fundamentally redefined the environmental form of cities. This article investigates the form and meaning of the first generation of Asian City Beautiful projects implemented between 1905 and 1916 as part of America’s colonial administration of the Philippines.


James Francis Warren, “Typhoons and Philippine Society and History”

Cyclonic storms have not affected all people and all areas in the Philippines equally; rather, they lay bare social inequalities. Over the course of five centuries, typhoons have repeatedly destroyed the livelihoods and homes of families and communities and inflicted disproportionate harm on the poor and those lacking a bundle of entitlements.


Kristian Karlo Saguin, “States of Hazard: Narratives of Typhoons and Floods in Laguna Lake Development Schemes”

Aquaculture, introduced by the Philippine state beginning in the late 1960s to improve fish production and livelihoods, has produced contradictory outcomes. This paper uses the lens of hazards to examine the fate and trajectories of pen aquaculture technology and the practices of aquaculture producers in Laguna Lake.