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Unsettling the Land

Indigeneity, Ontology, and Hybridity in Settler Colonialism

Paul Berne Burow, Samara Brock, and Michael R. Dove

What are the stakes of different ontologies of land in settler colonialism and Indigenous movements for decolonization and environmental justice? Settler colonialism describes a structure of exogenous domination in which Indigenous inhabitants of a

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Multiscalar moral economy

Global agribusiness, rural Zambian residents, and the distributed crowd

Tijo Salverda

production processes, securing access to resources such as land, and so forth. As Susana Narotzky and Niko Besnier argue (2014: 7) , “theoretical approaches that showcase moral economies seek to understand the mutual obligations and responsibilities that

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Waves of Dispossession

The Conversion of Land and Labor in Bali’s Recent History

Anette Fagertun

regarded by local and national government(s) and the Balinese themselves as ‘out of control’. Although land issues have been at the core of Balinese people’s concerns and have been central during major political moments in the recent history of Bali and

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Itay Noy

Levien, Michael. 2018. Dispossession without development: Land grabs in neoliberal India. New York: Oxford University Press. Li, Tania Murray. 2014. Land's end: Capitalist relations on an indigenous frontier. Durham, NC: Duke University

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Grounding Rights

Populist and Peasant Conceptions of Entitlement in Rural Nicaragua

David Cooper

since the Sandinistas’ electoral defeat in 1989, cooperative members informally divided out the cooperative’s land and assets. When people in Gualiqueme spoke about rights, then, they were primarily talking about the right to lay claim to land within

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Land, Nation and Tourist

Moral Reckoning in Post-GFC Iceland

Mary Hawkins and Helena Onnudottir

present in the form of place names, personal names, lineages and a shared set of values and dispositions that link Icelanders to each other and to their land, and underpin their idea of their nation. These dispositions and values form, according to Fassin

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Yvonne Friedman and Shulamit Furstenberg-Levi

Holy Land pilgrimage, has received little scholarly attention. Whereas scholars such as Erik Cohen (1985) have studied the contemporary guide and his or her roles, less attention has been paid to whether this figure also played an important role in

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Land Reclamations

Boundary Work as Production of Disciplinary Uniqueness

Klaus Schriewer

study in the cities. The context of the Cold War made it easy for them to ‘colonise’ Western Europe. The Spanish anthropologist Honorio Velasco (1989: 13) stated accurately: ‘Europe and the Mediterranean start to emerge as the land of anthropological

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Rescuing Indigenous Land Ownership

Revising Locke's Account of Original Appropriation through Cultivation

S. Stewart Braun

As part of his account of original appropriation, John Locke famously argued that uncultivated land was open to acquisition. Historically, this account has played a large role in justifying the seizure of indigenous land. In this article, I contend that despite the past acts of dispossession Locke's account seemingly justified, a complete rejection of Locke's idea of original appropriation would be a mistake since a generalised account can be constructed that does not subvert indigenous ownership. I also contend that the revised account can be used to critique the current legal and political situation regarding native title in Australia.

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Kenneth Bo Nielsen

Singur Krishi Jomi Raksha Committee (SKJRC, Committee to Save the Farmland of Singur), a committee set up in May 2006 by villagers in the state’s Singur area whose farmland had been targeted for expropriation by the state government. The land would be