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The appropriation of lands of law by lands of myth in the Caribbean region

Besson, Jean. 2000. The appropriation of lands of law by lands of myth in the Caribbean region. In: Allen Abramson and Dimitrios Theodossopoulos, eds. Land, law and environment. London: Pluto Press, pp. 116-135. ISBN 9780745315751 [Book Section]

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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.

Item Type: Book Section

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The appropriation of lands of law by lands of myth in the Caribbean region

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Anthropology

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DateEvent
2000Published

Item ID:

11693

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15 Jun 2015 08:56

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 13:06

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11693
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