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Assembling land control after displacement: some reflections from rural Southern Sudan

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Newhouse,  Léonie
Socio-Cultural Diversity, MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Max Planck Society;

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Newhouse, L. (2017). Assembling land control after displacement: some reflections from rural Southern Sudan. Journal of Peasant Studies, 44(5), 1000-1021. doi:10.1080/03066150.2016.1191472.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002B-3025-F
Abstract
n the years prior to independence, large numbers of displaced people returned to Southern Sudan. Returnees were seen to pose particular challenges in relation to land rights. But in many areas, returnees had no difficulty regaining access to land. I recount how returnees successfully assembled land for inhabitation and productive use through autochthonous modes of governance, legitimation and inscription. My study argues that the quotidian practices of inhabitance and production are as critical to assembling of land rights as more institutionalized processes of legal regulation or policy developments, the promotion of markets, or the organized use of violence or force.