Gaining Ground? by Deborah James
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Gaining Ground?
By Deborah James

Gaining Ground?

Rights and Property in South African Land Reform

By (author) See other recent books by Deborah James
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $271.00
Your Price: $243.90 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $27.10! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $12.20 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Gaining Ground? by Deborah James

Book Description

Gaining Ground? Rights and Property in South African Land Reform examines how land reform policy and practice in post-apartheid South Africa have been produced and contested. Set in the province of Mpumalanga, the book gives an ethnographic account of local initiatives and conflicts, showing how the poorest sectors of the landless have defied the South African state's attempts to privatize land holdings and create a new class of African farmers. They insist that the 'rights-based' rather than the 'market-driven' version of land reform should prevail and that land restitution was intended to benefit all Africans. However their attempts to gain land access often backfire. Despite state assurances that land reform would benefit all, illegal land selling and 'brokering' are pervasive, representing one of the only feasible routes to land access by the poor. This book shows how human rights lawyers, NGOs and the state, in interaction with local communities, have tried to square these symbolic and economic claims on land. Winner of the inaugural Elliott P. Skinner Book Award of the Association of Africanist Anthropology, 2008

Buy Gaining Ground? book by Deborah James from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781904385622
ISBN-10: 1904385621
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge Cavendish
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Deborah James

Picturing a Colonial Past by Deborah James Picturing a Colonial Past, Paperback (June 2007)

Contains photographs of British anthropologist Isaac Schapera (1905-2003) taken between 1929 and 1934, during his earliest work among Kgatla peoples of Bechuanaland (Botswana). Covering a spectrum of daily activities, this book includes depictions from pot making, thatching, cattle herding to village architecture, and more.

Songs of the Women Migrants by Deborah James Songs of the Women Migrants, Paperback (December 1999)

This book gives an account of how migrant women dance and sing the vibrant and expressive musical style of kiba

» View all books by Deborah James

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Gaining Ground? book by Deborah James and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Deborah James

Deborah James is a Reader in the Department of Anthropology, LSE.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Deborah James close
Rights and Wrongs of Land Restitution by Deborah James
Picturing a Colonial Past by Deborah James
Songs of the Women Migrants by Deborah James
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close