Property & politics in Sabah, Malaysia : native struggles over land rights /

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Author / Creator:Doolittle, Amity Appell.
Imprint:Seattle : University of Washington Press, c2005.
Description:x, 224 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series:Culture, place, and nature
Subject:Land tenure -- Law and legislation -- Malaysia -- Sabah.
Adat law -- Malaysia -- Sabah.
Customary law.
Land tenure -- Law and legislation.
Malaysia -- Sabah.
Format: Print Book
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Varying Form of Title:Property and politics in Sabah, Malaysia
ISBN:0295985399 (hardback : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-212) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : powerful persuasions : resource control and state rhetoric
  • 1. Colliding discourses : western land laws and native customary rights in North Borneo, 1881-1928
  • 2. Redefining native customary law in Govuton : struggles over property rights between native peoples and colonial rulers
  • 3. Resources, ideologies, and nationalism : the politics of development in postcolonial Sabah
  • 4. Land disputes in Tempulong : colonial land laws, customary practices, and the postcolonial state, 1950-1996
  • Conclusion : imagining new environmental futures : alternative strategies for natural resource governance.