Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780745315706 Published January 2001 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $112.00 ISBN: 9780745315751 Published January 2001 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Land, Law and Environment: Mythical Land, Legal Boundaries

Edited by Allen Abramson and Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

Land, Law and Environment: Mythical Land, Legal Boundaries

Edited by Allen Abramson and Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

Distributed for Pluto Press

232 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780745315706 Published January 2001 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $112.00 ISBN: 9780745315751 Published January 2001 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Contributors to this volume take issue with the ‘idealist’ approach in which land and landscape – place and space – are read as purely expressive and ultimately poetic. They argue that too much emphasis on the subjective construction of land obscures the fundamentally meaningful sense in which land is also used and appropriated: while land may have some subjective, ideological meaning, it exists, also, as a practical resource. The essays focus on postcolonial legacies in land law, contemporary disputes and land claims surrounding ancestral lands, conservation issues and road protests. Areas covered include Western and Eastern Europe, West Africa, the Caribbean, Australia and the Pacific, India and Indonesia.

Contents

1. Mythical Land, Legal Boundaries: Wondering About Landscape and Other Tracts by Allen Abramson

2. Whose forest? Whose myth? Conceptualisations of Community Forests in Cameroon by Philip Burnham

3. The land people work and the land the ecologists want: indigenous land valorisation in a Greek island community threatened by conservation law by Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

4. Tract: Locke, Heidegger and scruffy hippies in trees by Paul Durman

5. Not So Black and White: the effects of Aboriginal Law on Australian Legislation by Veronica Strang

6. The Appropriation of Lands of Law: Lands of Myth in the Caribbean Region by Jean Besson

7. Mythic Rites and Land Rights in Northern India by Kusum Gopal

8. Politics, Confusion and Practice: Land ownership and de-collectivisation in Ukraine by Louise Perrotta

9. The re-appropriation of Sakai Land: the case of a Shrine in Riau (Indonesia) by Nathan Porath

10. Bounding the unbounded: ancestral land and jural relations in the interior of eastern Fiji by Allen Abramson

Index

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