When Land Owns People

Et cetera: A Review of General Semantics, International Society for General Semantics, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 389-392, Winter, 1986

5 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2007

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Shann Turnbull

International Institute for Self-Governance; Sustainable Money Working Group; New Garden City Alliance

Abstract

This article explains why the author coined the word "ownee" to explain the relationship of traditional Australian Aboriginals to land in a report commissioned by the Australian Government. A similar relationship is found in a number of other traditional indigenous cultures. The belief system that allows land to have power over people means that there need not necessarily be a conflict with a culture that recognises proprietary rights of ownership. In this way the word ownee" can provide a way to minimise conflicts between the two cultures.

Keywords: Land, Ownership, Proprietary rights.

JEL Classification: K11, Q34, R14

Suggested Citation

Turnbull, Shann, When Land Owns People. Et cetera: A Review of General Semantics, International Society for General Semantics, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 389-392, Winter, 1986, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1030727

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