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Reading property in the landscape
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3322-7848
2006 (English)In: Norsk Geografisk Tidskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography, ISSN 0029-1951, Vol. 60, no 1, 57-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An important focus of research in landscape geography has been the documentation, classification and analysis of field patterns. This research has provided examples of how different societies and different property regimes leave their own very specific imprints on the landscape, many of which can still be seen. If this kind of landscape geography is to play a role today, it must be able to show that it can transgress both classification and simple evolutionary schemes and provide original contributions to the study of societies, property regimes and power. This article approaches this problem at two levels. I first discuss the historical role of boundaries versus the role of other ways of solving questions of land rights. Second, I take one particular field type, broad strip parcels (German: Breitstreifenfluren), as a starting point for discussing the relation between societies, property regimes and field geometry. A field system in Marakwet in Kenya, which was undergoing change in the 1990s, will serve as the main empirical example. Property rights seem to be most clearly expressed on the ground during phases of transition and contested rights.

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2006. Vol. 60, no 1, 57-64 p.
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Marakwet, property, strip fields
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17843OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-17843DiVA: diva2:184364
Available from: 2008-06-17 Created: 2008-06-17 Last updated: 2017-02-06Bibliographically approved

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