Jandayan Island: Symphony of dry winds in a time without rain
This essay examines the narratives of residents of Jandayan Island in the province of Bohol in central Philippines. I highlight the social relations of actors and groups as they negotiate and broker the representation and control of the meanings of their place. The essay sifts through the individual and collective lives of islanders as they reflect and constitute the manifold interests that shape the biographies of their island. In this essay, the island is a work in progress in which shifts and transitions represent the tenuous processes of community formation in a milieu of varying interests and alliances.