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Author Name:    SVENSSON, Tom G

Title:   Sami and Their Land : The Sami vs the Swedish Crown : A study of the legal struggle for improved land rights: the Taxed Mountain Case. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Novus forlag / Instituttet for sammenlignende kulturforskning, Oslo, 1997, ISBN:8270992720 

Seller ID:   101980

SVENSSON, Tom G. The Sami and Their Land : The Sami vs the Swedish Crown : A study of the legal struggle for improved land rights: the Taxed Mountain Case. Oslo : Novus forlag / Instituttet for sammenlignende kulturforskning,1997. First Edition. Pp (4),[5]-213,(3),+ 16 pp plates and maps. 8vo, blac k cloth, white lettering to spine. "Rights to land and water are crucial tomost land-based indigenous people in order for them to sustain their parti cular life stvles. In modern times, claims for improved land rights are part of the agenda for indigenous people, both in the legal and the political arenas of the nation states to which they belong. These claims relate to basic features of international law, but they also reflect legal pluralistic strategy; legal argumerits in court merge national law with customary law and international law. Actualizing and pursuing these claims can be seen as ethnopolitical activity, not just law, and are essential for cultural survival. The following monograph is an in-depth analysis of a unique case, in which the Sami confronted the Swedish Crown on the issue ot ownerhip rights to the Taxed Mountains in the South Sami region in Sweden (1966-1981). The author followed the ease at close range for the 15 years it lasted and has spent another 15 years following up the consequences of this huge and extensive case. The case is a unique and very significant event in Sami culturalhistory. Comparison is made with recent legal confrontations in the northe rn Fourth World to place it in broader perspective." (from the dj). Contents : 1. Introduction. 2. A brief chronological account of the case. 3. Ecology and land rights. 4. The court as an arena and the issue of ethnicity. 5.The legal argumentation. 6. Rhetorical devices. 7. The verdicts. 8. The co mmunication of ideas and knowledge. 9. The role of the Sami Ombudsman. 10. The aftermath. 11. Concluding remarks. Namestamp, else very good. 150.00


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