Land, Law, and Environment

Land, Law, and Environment

Mythical Land, Legal Boundaries

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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.


A rethinking of popular political movements, this book looks at new, emerging, mass visions and analyses their impact and potential in new ways.


McMillan Palgrave
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.

Emphasises the importance of land as a resource, rather than a cultural construct, exploring the ways property, land and identity are linked.


Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780585426211
058542621X
9781849640602
1849640602
9780745315706
0745315704
9780745315751
0745315755
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (v, 224 pages)

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