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The Politics of Harmony


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Juli 2003

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

The Politics of Harmony analyses how traditional ruling elites in Swaziland, as in other parts of Africa, use harmony ideologies to downplay and resolve land disputes.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. National and Local Settings: 1. The geographical, historical, political, and social bases of customary land tenure relations; 2. The legal structure for customary land tenure relations; 3. Two communities: arenas for land disputes; Part II. Harmony and Land: 4. The politics of harmony: land dispute strategies; 5. Land dispute cases in the political hierarchy; 6. 'A woman is like a field': women's land dispute strategies; 7. 'How could I take my land dispute to the person with the stick?': elites' land dispute strategies. 8. Conclusions; Appendix; Notes; References; Index.

Pressestimmen

"Perhaps the book's chief merit is the serious attention it pays to the place of women within the Swazi customary legal system...This is a thoughtful book that will be of interest in legal anthropologists and other students of 'customary' law in postcolonial Africa." American Anthropologist "The core of this book provides a fascinating ethnographic glimpse into the operation of customary courts in the 1980s...this is an absorbing and provocative book, amply demonstrating the need for a new historical anthropology of Swaziland." Jonathan Crush, The International Journal of African Historical Studies
EAN: 9780521392969
ISBN: 0521392969
Untertitel: 'African Studies Series'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2003
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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