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The Resource Peri-urban land transactions : everyday practices and relations in peri-urban Blantyre, Malawi, Ignasio Malizani Jimu, (electronic book)

Peri-urban land transactions : everyday practices and relations in peri-urban Blantyre, Malawi, Ignasio Malizani Jimu, (electronic book)

Label
Peri-urban land transactions : everyday practices and relations in peri-urban Blantyre, Malawi
Title
Peri-urban land transactions
Title remainder
everyday practices and relations in peri-urban Blantyre, Malawi
Statement of responsibility
Ignasio Malizani Jimu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the changing land relations in the peri-urban villages of Blantyre in Malawi. It questions and debates how and why the peri-urban villages have become the locus of the selling and buying of customary land, the practices and also the relations involved. The book provides rich ethnographic insights on the commodification of land relations, custom, practices, disputes and social relations between land sellers, land buyers, traditional leaders, and intermediaries. The transactions draw strength from the growing peri-urbanization and monetization of social relations, both of which push towards land decisions at family and individual levels. Bigger groups like the village, clan or extended family have minimal, if not symbolic role only. Village headmen benefit materially by taking gifts (signing fee) rationalized by custom on reciprocity, while estate agents claim commission. Numerous constraints are negotiated about the ownership, rights to sale, multiple selling and the use and sharing of land money. Peri-urban land transactions offer scope for examining a wider range of social and economic relations, and the subtle ways in which the state infiltrates the everyday lives of actors. Overtime, the practices reproduce but also transform land relations in significant but less appreciated ways
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Jimu, Ignasio Malizani
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD982
LC item number
.J56 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Land use
  • Sociology, Urban
Label
Peri-urban land transactions : everyday practices and relations in peri-urban Blantyre, Malawi, Ignasio Malizani Jimu, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10597073
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 402 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789956727599
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Peri-urban land transactions : everyday practices and relations in peri-urban Blantyre, Malawi, Ignasio Malizani Jimu, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10597073
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 402 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789956727599
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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