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This book examines the global political-economic and discursive forces driving the current land grabbing phenomenon as well as its material effects at the local level. Whilst media and academic attention has been centred on the acquisition of land for crop production, this book takes a broader perspective, focusing on tourism and conservation as drivers of land grabbing. Research findings are based on fieldwork carried out in Hacienda Looc in the Philippines, where a sizeable area of land has been appropriated for the construction of an eco-tourism resort. It is argued that land grabbing needs to be seen as a form of "accumulation by dispossession" being driven by neoliberal policies which favour investors over the interests of the poor. A political economy approach is adopted to facilitate a critical analysis of the impacts of the land grab in Hacienda Looc, with a particular focus on property relations, labour regimes, livelihoods and poverty reduction. Contrary to the "win-win" narratives propagated by mainstream institutions, the poor invariably lose out as they experience new forms of exclusion alongside adverse incorporation into the neoliberal capitalist economy.
This volume offers an illuminating overview of the work of a pioneering and highly distinguished scholar of early Latin American social and cultural history and philology. Known for the originality of his approach and the variety of his research interests, James Lockhart has gone from studying social history using career pattern methods to an ethnohistory emphasizing indigenous-language philology, all the while stressing general interpretation, synthesis, historiography, and the development of analytical concepts and categories. The present volume illustrates all these interests and activities within the covers of a single book; the reader can see not only common threads running through the individual essays, but also the close relationships between types of scholarship all too often seen as utterly distinct. The 'old and new' of the subtitle is meant literally; the first piece was written in 1968, the last in 1998. Some are already well known, while others have appeared in quite obscure venues. Four of the twelve chapters are published here for the first time. They elucidate the reading of texts for social and cultural purposes, expound on aspects of Nahuatl historical linguistics, discuss the problematic nature of the concept of resistance in Western Hemisphere culture encounters, and review the author's experience with the scholarly disciplines, which involves a certain amount of intellectual autobiography. The tone of the volume is generally colloquial, for nine chapters originated as lectures and attempt to interpret for a wider audience the author's research as represented in his monographic books. Previously published pieces have been revised or expanded to a greater or lesser degree. Their subjects include the transition from encomienda to hacienda, the evolution of social history in Latin American studies, the economic rationality of Spanish procedures, the changing role of merchants in Spanish America, the editing of Nahuatl texts, the author's concept of Double Mistaken Identity, and the process of cultural contact in three major Latin American areas.
The apostle wrote: ''Whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.'' (Romans 15:4) Dr. Ray Stedman, in his book Man of Faith wrote, ''There is a simple secret that ties together the Old and the New Testaments and makes the study of the Old Testament a never-ending delight. The Old Testament is designed as a picture book, illustrating with fascinating stories the spiritual truths presented in the New Testament. This is especially true of the book of Moses and the book of Joshua; for in the life histories of men like Abraham . . . we have symbolized for us the progress of spiritual growth.'' Abraham is set forth in Scripture as the father of the faithful and the ''friend of God.'' His spiritual experience is presented in four far-reaching crises in which he was tested and matured. These are his responses to God's call to leave his country and relatives; his separation from his nephew Lot, leaving him completely isolated from all kindred in a land in which he was a stranger; his response to God's rejection of Ishmael and trust in His promise that Sarah would one day bear him a son; and his willingness to offer up Isaac, believing that he would be resurrected. Isaac was the child of promise, and though little is told of his long life, he remained faithful to the Lord in spite of many difficulties, and illustrates for us how a man can triumph over physical ailments and family discord. Of these Old Testament characters Paul wrote, ''Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come'' (1 Corinthians 10:11). Cyril J. Barber is pastor emeritus of Plymouth Church, Whittier, California. He lives with his wife of fifty years in Hacienda Heights. Their family consists of two sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.