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Land Is Like Gold: (In)commensurability and the Politics of Land

Sarasij Majumder

in People's Car: Industrial India and the Riddles of Populism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282425
eISBN:
9780823284849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282425.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how local discourses and narratives about land and development connect property as things and property as relationships. “Land is our mother; it cannot be bought and sold,” ... More


Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and the State: A Biography of Gujarat

Nikita Sud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198076933
eISBN:
9780199080908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198076933.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In this path-breaking account, Nikita Sud critically re-examines the post-independence history and politics of Gujarat, one of India’s leading federal units. Today, Gujarat is known for its ... More


Gaining ground, losing ground: the politics of land reform in twentieth-century Ireland

Tony Varley

in Land questions in modern Ireland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719078804
eISBN:
9781781707944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078804.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

What Irish state elites in the twentieth century were prepared to concede by way of land reform, the circumstances in which concessions were made and implemented and some of the effects that followed ... More


Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced: Indigenous Politics and the Struggle over Land

Nicole Fabricant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837139
eISBN:
9781469601458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837511_fabricant
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The election of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president in 2005 made him his nation's first indigenous head of state, a watershed victory for social activists and Native peoples. El Movimiento Sin Tierra ... More


Urban Agriculture, Food Justice, and Neoliberal Urbanization: Rebuilding the Institution of Property

Michelle Glowa

in New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

While urban agriculture has been immensely popular in the San Francisco region, highly competitive land markets increasingly compel landowners, both public and private, to put their properties to ... More


Predatory Peace: Dispossession at Aceh’s Oil Palm Frontier

Christian Lund

in Nine-Tenths of the Law: Enduring Dispossession in Indonesia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300251074
eISBN:
9780300255560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300251074.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the specific configuration of the political and agrarian structure in Aceh during the civil war and after. It presents two analysis. The first is an analysis of the general ... More


Outsider Monkey, Insider Monkey On the Politics of Exclusion and Belonging

Radhika Govindrajan

in Animal Intimacies: Interspecies Relatedness in India's Central Himalayas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226559841
eISBN:
9780226560045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226560045.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how, over the last decade, hundreds of monkeys captured in Delhi and small towns in Uttarakhand have been released into forests across this region to keep them out of contact ... More


Slavery before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians at Long Island's Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884

Katherine Howlett Hayes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785775
eISBN:
9780814724699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785775.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The study of slavery in the Americas generally assumes a basic racial hierarchy: Africans or those of African descent are usually the slaves, and white people usually the slaveholders. This book ... More


Racial Democracy and the Black Metropolis: Housing Policy in Postwar Chicago

Preston H. Smith II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816637027
eISBN:
9781452945811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816637027.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book examines housing debates in Chicago that go beyond black and white politics, and shows how class and factional conflicts among African Americans actually helped to reproduce stunning ... More


Land Making and Industry Making in Tamil Nadu

Sojin Shin

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/9780199495450.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter addresses a central research question of how socio-political factors explain a high level of land acquisition in the state of Tamil Nadu in India that is coupled with intensive ... More


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