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World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2022, 8(1), 1-8
DOI: 10.12691/wjssh-8-1-1
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Translocality and Cultural Differentiation: Challenges and Opportunities among Indigenous Ifugao Migrants

Felipe V. Nantes Jr.1, Kenneth L. Maslang2 and Samuel B. Damayon3,

1School of Graduate Studies, Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

2School of Teacher Education and Humanities, Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

33School of Teacher Education and Humanities, Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines

Pub. Date: December 09, 2021

Cite this paper:
Felipe V. Nantes Jr., Kenneth L. Maslang and Samuel B. Damayon. Translocality and Cultural Differentiation: Challenges and Opportunities among Indigenous Ifugao Migrants. World Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 2022; 8(1):1-8. doi: 10.12691/wjssh-8-1-1

Abstract

Translocality and Cultural Differentiation are two of the many concepts surrounding realities of globalization. This study was conducted to look into the causes and effects of migration among indigenous Ifugao migrant settlers who were born from their place of origin. These migrants are farmers having their roots from Lagawe, Ifugao who, in the early 1960s, travelled in search for land. They were forced to move out from their place of origin due to the harshness of life brought about by the shortage of land. The lands that they have were either given as inheritance, it was sold or is not enough to sustain their families. The research locale provided their basic needs of shelter, food and education for their children but initially at the expense of social discrimination, continuous cultural challenges and abandonment of their native land. Thus, translocality does not work among indigenous Ifugao migrant settlers but cultural differentiation is a phenomenon at work between and among them.

Keywords:
migration indigenous peoples’ migration Ifugao Migrant Settlers ethnic identity

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