Pratiques de l’appropriation foncière en contexte musulman (Land appropriation practices in the Muslim context)

Ben Hounet, Yazid, Casciarri, Barbara, Dupret, Baudouin, Ireton, François and Wilson, Alice (2011) Pratiques de l’appropriation foncière en contexte musulman (Land appropriation practices in the Muslim context). Transcontinentales, 10/11. ISSN 1775-397X

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Abstract

This article deals with the question of “property” and its transmission. Our approach distances itself from the right-wing culturalist perspectives often adopted in studies of the Muslim world to favour an ethnographical approach examining the ways in which land is acquired and transferred. We show how actors in Algeria and Sudan use local, national and even international laws to claim title to land, especially in cases of collective or public goods. Our focus then shifts to the land appropriation practices currently affecting agricultural and/or peri-urban areas and the conflicts they give rise to. After briefly presenting our “praxelogical” approach and recent work on property in both countries, we describe how protagonists’s strategies, different legal referents, and institutions involved in negotiations on land access and conflict resolution work towards a single goal (providing access to land).

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Depositing User: Alice Wilson
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2017 15:28
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 15:28
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/70815
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