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Title Disrupting territories : land, commodification & conflict in Sudan / Jörg Gertel, Richard Rottenburg & Sandra Calkins (eds)
Published Woodbridge, Suffolk : James Currey, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (255 pages) : maps
Series Eastern Africa Series
Eastern African studies (London, England)
Contents 1. Disrupting Territories: Commodification and its Consequences / Jorg Gertel, Sandra Calkins, Richard Rottenburg -- 2. Agricultural Investment through Land Grabbing in Sudan / Siddig Umbadda -- 3. Territories of Gold Mining: International Investment and Artisanal Extraction in Sudan / Sandra Calkins, Enrico Ille -- 4. Oil, Water and Agriculture: Chinese Impact on Sudanese Land Use / Janka Linke -- 5. Nomad-Sedentary Relations in the Context of Dynamic Land Rights in Darfur: From Complementarity to Conflict / Musa Adam Abdul-Jalil -- 6. Sedentary-Nomadic Relations in a Shared Territory: Post-Conflict Dynamics in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan / Guma Kunda Komey -- 7. Entangled Land and Identity: Beja History and Institutions / Sara Pantuliano -- 8. Gaining Access to Land: Everyday Negotiations and Rashaida Ethnic Politics in North-eastern Sudan / Sandra Calkins -- 9. Hausa and Fulbe on the Blue Nile: Land Conflicts between Farmers and Herders / Elhadi Ibrahim Osman, Gunther Schlee -- 10. A Central Marginality: The Invisibilization of Urban Pastoralists in Khartoum State / Barbara Casciarri
Summary Examines the commodification of land rights and the effect of international licences for resource extraction on the pastoral communities of the two Sudans. Pastoral societies are increasingly shaped by external forces and dynamics. While celebrations in Juba marked the birth of the new Republic of South Sudan in 2011, conflicts have continued to erupt both within and between the Sudans over access to land and resources: borders are contested, territorial claims challenged by small-scale and international actors, contracts governing the extraction of resources often lack transparency and are contentious, and the legal entitlements to agricultural land are disputed. Under this new dynamic of land grabbing, the fundamental relationship between people and land has been disrupted: while the right to land has become a global commodity, forrural people land both forms their identity and constitutes their most important source of livelihood. This book explores the structural conditions that mould pastoral livelihoods in the two Sudans. The first part of the book develops a history of the political economy of the pastoral sector and looks at the impact of resource extraction: Chinese investments in oil production, competition between artisanal and industrial gold mining, and foreign agricultural land acquisitions. The regional case studies in the second part look at how specific pastoral groups have experienced the new land-grab: the impact of developmental interventions, such as enforcing administrative boundaries; loss of land to mechanized agriculture and large-scale energy projects; the consequences of disenfranchisement for nomadic households; the influence of claims of tribal autochthony on territorial negotiations, and assess the role of territorial disruption in the spread of insecurity, migration and flight. Jorg Gertel is Professor of Economic Geography at Leipzig University; Richard Rottenburg is Chair of Anthropology at the University of Halle; Sandra Calkins is a research associate in Social Anthropology at the University of Leipzig
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Commodity exchanges -- South Sudan
Commodity exchanges -- Sudan
Land use -- Economic aspects -- South Sudan
Land use -- Economic aspects -- Sudan
Pastoral systems -- Economic aspects -- South Sudan
Pastoral systems -- Economic aspects -- Sudan
Commodity exchanges.
HISTORY -- Africa -- General.
HISTORY -- Africa -- North.
Land use -- Economic aspects.
Pastoral systems -- Economic aspects.
South Sudan.
Form Electronic book
Author Calkins, Sandra, editor.
Gertel, Jörg, editor.
Rottenburg, Richard, editor.
ISBN 1782042636