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Item Description Rapaport, Moshe en_US 2009-10-30T00:16:29Z 2009-10-30T00:16:29Z 1996 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rapaport, M. 1996. Between Two Laws: Tenure Regimes in the Pearl Islands. The Contemporary Pacific 8 (1): 33-49. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1043-898X en_US
dc.description.abstract The Tuamotuan pearl-farming boom, currently into its second decade, has led to an intense scramble for limited land and lagoon space. Fieldwork on Takaroa Atoll has shown that Islanders have generally successfully defended their landholdings from alienation by selectively retaining aspects of their traditional tenure systems. They have been less successful with their lagoons, claimed by the Tahitian administration as part of the public domain. The current situation is a chaotic free-for-all, potentially leading to disastrous overexploitation of Tuamotuan lagoons. Emerging postcolonial administrations and their management consultants are urged not to neglect the claims of small outlying communities. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.publisher Center for Pacific Islands Studies en_US
dc.subject Pearl farming en_US
dc.subject land tenure en_US
dc.subject lagoon tenure en_US
dc.subject Tuamotu Archipelago en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oceania -- Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Between Two Laws: Tenure Regimes in the Pearl Islands en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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