Communal Land Ownership in Chile: The Agricultural Communities in the Commune of Canela, Norte Chico (1600-1998): The Agricultural Communities in the Commune of Canela, Norte Chico (1600-1998)

1st Edition

Gloria L. Gallardo Fernandez

Routledge
Published November 2, 2017
Reference - 456 Pages
ISBN 9781138718319 - CAT# Y325288
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

This title was first published in 2002. While capitalism continues to convert former communal land into private property, communal ownership still exists throughout the world. By examining the agricultural communities of Chile's semi-arid Norte Chico region where the land commons are predominant, Gloria Gallardo Fernandez investigates the historical origins, emergence, socio-economic context and current development of this form of land tenure. The case study is contrasted with communal land areas in Mexico, South Africa, Switzerland and the UK, whose distinct historical and socio-politcal developments are also explored. This investigation documents almost four centuries, stemming from colonial archival sources, and thus fills the theoretical and empirical gap in the literature about this form of commons.

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