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Other people's country : law, water and entitlement in settler colonial sites / edited by Timothy Neale and Stephen Turner
Bib ID 7128177
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016 
x, 126 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm 
ISBN 1138657506 (hardback)
9781138657502 (hardback)

Other People's Country thinks through the entangled objects of law - legislation, policies, institutions, treaties and so on - that 'govern' waters and that make bodies of water 'lawful' within settler colonial sites today. Informed by the theoretical interventions of cosmopolitics and political ecology, each opening up new approaches to questions of politics and 'the political', the chapters in this book locate these insights within material settler colonial 'places' rather than abstract structures of domination. A claim to water - whether by Indigenous peoples or settlers - is not simply a claim to a resource. It is a claim to knowledge and to the constitution of place and therefore, in the terms of Isabelle Stengers, to the continued constitution of the past, present and future of real worlds. Including contributions from the fields of anthropology, cultural studies, cultural geography, critical legal studies, and settler colonial studies, this collection not only engages with issues of law, water and entitlement in different national contexts - including Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand, New Caledonia and the USA - but also from diverse disciplinary and institutional contexts. This book was originally published as a special issue of Settler Colonial Studies.

Full contents
  • 1. Remembering 'the blackfellows' dam' : Australian aboriginal water management and settler colonial riparian law in the upper Roper River, Northern Territory / M. Barber and S. Jackson
  • 2. Contested sites, land claims and economic development in Poum, New Caledonia / Matthias Kowasch, Simon P.J. Batterbury and Martin Neumann
  • 3. 'Nothing never change' : mapping land, water and aboriginal identity in the changing environments of northern Australia's Gulf Country / Richard J. Martin and David Trigger
  • 4. Decolonising indigenous water 'rights' in Australia : flow, difference, and the limits of law / Peter Burdon ... [et al.]
  • 5. Returning to the water to enact a treaty relationship : the Two Row Wampum renewal campaign / Jessica Hallenbeck
  • 6. The sensible order of the eel / Anna Boswell
  • 7. What has water got to do with it? Indigenous public housing and Australian settler-colonial relations / Tess Lea
  • 8. First law and the force of water : law, water, entitlement / Stephen Turner and Timothy Neale.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Indigenous peoples -- Land tenure -- History.  |  Indigenous peoples -- Social conditions.  |  Colonization -- Social aspects -- History.  |  Colonists -- History.  |  Garrwa / Garrawa / Garawa people (N155) (NT SE53-08)  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Social identity.  |  Culture - Relationship to water.  |  Indigenous peoples - Pacific - Maori.  |  Native title.  |  Law - Land.  |  Law - Negotiated agreements.  |  Indigenous peoples - North America.  |  Yukulta / Gangalidda people (G34) (Qld SE54-05)  |  Colonisation.  |  Australia -- Colonization -- History.  |  United States (USA)  |  Roper River (NT Top End SD53-09, SD53-10, SD53-11)  |  New Caledonia.  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)  |  New Zealand (NZ)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Neale, Timothy, editor  |  Turner, Stephen, editor


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