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Land, Law and Environment: Mythical Land, Legal Boundaries
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Land, Law and Environment: Mythical Land, Legal Boundaries (Hardback)

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This book takes issue with the `idealist' approach in which land and landscape are read as purely expressive and ultimately poetic.



The authors 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.

BusinessFinance & accountingFinanceProperty & real estateHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Pluto Press Publication Date: 01/11/2000 ISBN-13: 9780745315751  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Allen Abramson is a lecturer in Social Anthropology at University College London. He is the author of Land, Law and Environment (Pluto Press, 2000). Dimitrios Theodossopoulos is a Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology and Director of the Centre for Ethnographic Research at the University of Kent. He is the author of Land, Law and Environment (Pluto Press, 2000) and Exoticisation Undressed (Manchester University Press, 2016).

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