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Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. iii-iv

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Acknowledgments

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pp. v-viii

The issue of land rights is apparently neglected in African studies on ethics, culture, and religion. The reason is that land is understood as a matter to be exploited to satisfy human needs. Studies on land, from the perspective of the existing...

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Introduction

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pp. ix-xviii

Land is a sensitive subject because it is one of the most valuable resources for survival. It provides food, water, energy, and other benefits to meet the needs of human beings. It is a resource from which many people make a...

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Chapter 1. Land, Identity, and Self-Determination

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pp. 1-50

The decline of spirituality of the land that links human beings to the natural world has weakened the meaning of land. The reason is that market forces have taken over the responsibility of land management in which land is perceived as a matter to...

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Chapter 2. Land, Market, and Morality

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pp. 51-102

The preceding chapter focused on tracing the link between land, identity, and self-determination as a way of establishing the meanings, values, and functions of land. The analysis ensued raised several questions pertaining to the relationship...

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Chapter 3. Migration, Resettlement, and Integration

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pp. 103-146

A memorable point that emerged from the preceding chapter confirmed that the meanings, values, and functions of land are extended to different dimensions of human experience. Such a perspective persuades us to acknowledge that land...

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Conclusion

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pp. 147-152

The preceding evaluation provided a general picture surrounding land distribution, ownership, and management. We discovered that disputes emerge because of unequal distribution, mismanagement, lack of unified land law, and...

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 153-164

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