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The Land Issue: Scarce Resource?

Paul Sillitoe

in From Land to Mouth: The Agricultural "Economy" of the Wola of the New Guinea Highlands

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300142266
eISBN:
9780300162950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300142266.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter tries to determine if the concept of scarcity, such as in terms of the scarcity of land, actually exists within the New Guinea economy. It first considers the possibility that there are ... More


Community and Hierarchy: Banner Villages

Shuang Chen

in State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799034
eISBN:
9781503601635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799034.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter sheds light on the social processes at the village level that shaped the social hierarchy in Shuangcheng. The banner villages planned by the state evolved into territorial communities as ... More


Colonial Land Distribution and the Structure of British Colonial Commerce

Claire Priest

in Credit Nation: Property Laws and Institutions in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691158761
eISBN:
9780691185651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158761.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses land distribution in the British American colonies. British policy in the Americas was notable for its goal of putting land into cultivation and for offering small parcels of ... More


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