Show Summary Details

p. 453. Space and landlocked

  • Robert J. C. Young


‘Space and land’ explores one of the most banal but fundamentally important features of colonial power: the appropriation of land. In many societies, the problem of landlessness is one of the most immediate and significant issues faced every day by ordinary people. In some colonized countries, settlers created vast farms and estates by driving off those who had traditionally lived on that land. Without land to cultivate, the only alternative is to drift to the slums of the big cities. To think about landlessness is to think about the peasantry and the whole spectrum of needs of the world's poorest people.

Access to the complete content on Very Short Introductions online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.