This website is part of a collaborative research project documenting ‘keywords’ of place-based community economic practices in Monsoon Asia.  These practices have long enabled livelihoods in the region and have survived the rise of a cash economy – albeit in modern form.

In the modern development imaginary these practices have been positioned as ‘traditional’, ‘rural’ and largely superseded.  But if we read against the grain of modernization, a largely hidden geography of community economic practices emerges.  This website maps this alternative mapping of the region.

For a fuller description of the project see this article in Asia Pacific Viewpoint.

This website was made possible by funding support from the Australian Research Council (ARC DP 150102285).

Photo:  Raniel Jose Castañeda


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