Land tenure, social power, and the legacy of slavery in southern Somalia.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/185505
Title:
Land tenure, social power, and the legacy of slavery in southern Somalia.
Author:
Besteman, Catherine Lowe.
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This dissertation reconstructs the settlement of the Middle Jubba Valley of Somalia by ex-slaves, their descendents, and other Somalis from 1850 to the present. It is an historical study of the construction of a social identity of the Jubba Valley agriculturalist population, and of the evolution of land tenure and land use patterns in the mid-valley. In examining the effects on valley farmers of new land tenure laws requiring registration of land, it shows how power dynamics are integral to the working of land tenure systems.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Land titles -- Somalia; Land tenure -- Somalia; Indigenous peoples -- Somalia.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Anthropology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Netting, Robert
Committee Chair:
Netting, Robert

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleLand tenure, social power, and the legacy of slavery in southern Somalia.en_US
dc.creatorBesteman, Catherine Lowe.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBesteman, Catherine Lowe.en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation reconstructs the settlement of the Middle Jubba Valley of Somalia by ex-slaves, their descendents, and other Somalis from 1850 to the present. It is an historical study of the construction of a social identity of the Jubba Valley agriculturalist population, and of the evolution of land tenure and land use patterns in the mid-valley. In examining the effects on valley farmers of new land tenure laws requiring registration of land, it shows how power dynamics are integral to the working of land tenure systems.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLand titles -- Somaliaen_US
dc.subjectLand tenure -- Somaliaen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous peoples -- Somalia.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNetting, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.chairNetting, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHenderson, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHenderson, Helenen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSheridan, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPark, Thomas K.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9136837en_US
dc.identifier.oclc705383900en_US
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