By Nonie Sharp
In distinction, in western culture, the ocean, in contrast to the land, can't be owned - the idea of freedom of the seas has for hundreds of years been a cornerstone of sea legislation.
In Saltwater People Nonie Sharp crosses among traditions to find telling variations and brilliant issues of touch, illustrating how noticeably diversified attitudes perhaps in regards to the relationships of peoples to their 'territory'. Sharp's comparative technique touches on either old and modern situations as a ways afield as Scandinavia, the united states, Canada, New Zealand, providing clean perception into problems with indigenous historical past; land and sea rights; public, deepest and customary estate; and atmosphere. Her energetic examine compels non-indigenous readers to mirror at the origins in their personal institutionalised rights to typical assets, and the knowledge each one culture can have for the opposite. personal institutionalised rights to common assets, and the knowledge each one culture could have for the other.
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