is a masters thesis based on fieldwork carried out among
the Ayta people of the Philippines, recently driven from their homelands
by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. It is "ecological anthropology"
or even pure ecology rather than social anthropology, since the Ayta
are only discussed in so far as they affect the natural environment.
The bulk of the work is a study of the diachronic development of different
vegetation associations under the influence of swiddening, burning and
After Duwagan will be of interest to specialists in South-East Asian
agriculture or ecological succession theory.
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