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Customary land tenure & registration in Australia and Papua New Guinea: anthropological perspectives

Weiner, James; Glaskin, Katie


Anthropologists 50 years ago would probably have regarded a collaborative presentation of essays on indigenous land tenure in Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) as a dubious undertaking, if not a category error. Aboriginal and Melanesian systems were functionally distinct, one adapted to the needs of a hunting and gathering economy, the other to sedentary horticulture. Going back another 50 years, such a conjunction would have been intelligible only if its purpose was to exhibit lower and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007-06
Type: Book


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