Describes the desperate circumstances of a people confronting a geothermal power plant in their midst and highlights their resilience in the face of sudden change and adversity. Recounts how the Obo-Manobo of Mount Apo are creatively regenerating their culture in the externally generated chaos, and offers lessons to exploiters and advocates alike. Reminds us of the significance of dignity and meaning in people’s lives.
Originally published in 2000. Second reprinting 2009. Finalist, 2000 National Book Award, for Social Science.