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African Land—a History of Dispossession

T. W. Bennett

in Southern Cross: Civil Law and Common Law in South Africa

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260875
eISBN:
9780191682162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260875.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Property holding is a direct index of power and wealth. A telling indication of the poverty and powerlessness of Africans in South Africa is that they have title to only 13% of the country's total ... More


Agents

Sanjoy Chakravorty

in The Price of Land: Acquisition, Conflict, Consequence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198089544
eISBN:
9780199082438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089544.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter identifies the agents or actors in contemporary land acquisition processes: the traditional buyers (typically the state) and sellers, and the new agents: political parties and civil ... More


Agribusiness and Sustainability of the Orange Juice and Sugar and Ethanol Industries of São Paulo and Florida

James A. Sterns, Thomas H. Spreen, and Paula M. Mercadante

in Emergent Brazil: Key Perspectives on a New Global Power

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060675
eISBN:
9780813050942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060675.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Brazil is a leading producer of several food products, but, along with Florida, is a dominant supplier of orange juice and sugar to world markets. In this chapter, the evolution of both the orange ... More


The Athenian Polis as Administrator of Sacred Realty

Papazarkadas Nikolaos

in Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199694006
eISBN:
9780191732003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694006.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This is the largest and arguably central chapter of the book, in which the author investigates real property administered by the polis of Athens, i.e., by the central government. He offers an ... More


Being and Having in Richard II

Katharine Eisaman Maus

in Being and Having in Shakespeare

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698004
eISBN:
9780191752001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698004.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The first part of this chapter considers the problems of discussing property issues in Shakespearean drama and in literature more generally. It looks briefly at recent “materialist” work on ... More


Being and Having in Shakespeare

Katharine Eisaman Maus

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199698004
eISBN:
9780191752001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698004.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

What is the relation between who a person is, and what he or she has? A number of Shakespeare’s plays engage with this question, elaborating a “poetics of property” centering on questions of ... More


Case Study. Regulating the Sharecropping System: Operation Barga

Uday Shankar Saha and Mandira Saha

in Access to Land, Rural Poverty, and Public Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242177
eISBN:
9780191697036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242177.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Although West Bengal is one of India's smaller states, it is perceived to be the most populous wherein more than half of its population — about 72% — reside in rural areas on 6.3 million fragmented ... More


Conclusion: Property, Improperty, and the Mortgage

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter takes the insights taken and derived from the study and analysis of the Kenyan land tenure reform—the first nationwide attempt in Africa to individualize or privatize landholding. The ... More


Cultivating Commons: Joint Ownership of Arable Land in Early Modern Japan

Philip C. Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833923
eISBN:
9780824871710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833923.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book challenges the common understanding of Japanese economic and social history by uncovering diverse landholding practices in early modern Japan. It argues that it was joint landownership of ... More


Dissolution of the Monasteries 1

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0037
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines property law related to the dissolution of the monasteries in England during the Tudor period. The dissolution of religious houses, and the redistribution of their lands to ... More


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