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Fictitious but Not Utopian: Land Commodification and Dispossession in Rural India

Michael Levien

in Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753732
eISBN:
9781501753749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753732.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter traces the conversion of feudal land tenures into private agricultural property in the immediate post-Independence period, a subsequent phase of agricultural corporatism, and the recent ... More


Narratives of Waste: The Fictions and Frictions of Land Commodification in Liberalizing India

Sai Balakrishnan

in Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753732
eISBN:
9781501753749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753732.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter analyzes the contradictory regional class and caste politics of large-scale land investments in Maharashtra, India, focusing on the conversion of peri-urban agricultural land into urban ... More


Land Fictions and the Politics of Commodification in City and Country

D. Asher Ghertner and Robert W. Lake

in Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753732
eISBN:
9781501753749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753732.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter explores the “land fictions” underpinning this variable land commodification recipe, without presuming that the cocktail of commodified outcomes it produces follows a single storyline or ... More


Fictions of Surplus: Commodifying Public Land in Canada and the United Kingdom

Brett Christophers and Heather Whiteside

in Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753732
eISBN:
9781501753749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753732.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter, focusing comparatively on the Canadian and UK experiences, explores one particular component of the wide-ranging work involved in privatizing and commodifying public land: the ... More


Land Fictions: The Commodification of Land in City and Country

D. Asher Ghertner and Robert W. Lake (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501753732
eISBN:
9781501753749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501753732.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book explores the common storylines, narratives, and tales of social betterment that justify and enact land as commodity. It interrogates global patterns of property formation, the ... More


Locational Politics of Land: Antagonistic Cooperation in Western Maharashtra

Sai Balakrishnan

in Seeking Middle Ground: Land, Markets, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199495450
eISBN:
9780199097685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495450.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter focuses on the locational aspect of the new wave of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in post-liberalization India. It argues that unlike the earlier Nehruvian era steel towns which aimed at ... More


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