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La face inappropriable de la Terre. Une autre façon d'instituer le rapport au sol et aux choses.

Abstract : An unprecedented privatization and concentration of arable land on the Planet is hurting sub-Saharan Africa. One of the solutions proposed to mitigate the harmful consequences to populations dispossessed of their modes of existence is intensify the implementation of the private property right in this part of the world. This proposition is paradoxical because the proprietary ideology is exposed to increasingly sharp critical analysis even in Western countries where it is considered as the main tool of the current privatization of resources of subsistence of a part of humanity. There is therefore an urgent need to recognize the intelligence of the system of thought of these societies and to draw lessons from them. From our observation post within sedentary farmers’ societies in Burkina Faso, this paper will demonstrate that, through the notion of "inappro- priable", these societies reaffirm and preserve the interlocking relationship between the Man and the World. They remind us that Earth is not only what provides the Man with the elements of its survival. It is also the places which shelters the Man; the landscapes that the Man speaks or composes; and even more fundamentally, what defines the Man in its very corporeality.
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Danouta Liberski-Bagnoud. La face inappropriable de la Terre. Une autre façon d'instituer le rapport au sol et aux choses.. Revue Juridique de l'Environnement, Société française pour le droit de l'environnement — SFDE, 2018, Le bon usage de la terre : Penser le droit dans une planète finie. ⟨halshs-02424221⟩



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