Stewarding the Earth, Rethinking Property and the Emergence of Biocultural Rights
analyses the emergence of biocultural rights as a sub-set of environmental law. It relies on economic, anthropological, political and legal theories to understand what the current concepts of private property mean for indigenous people and traditional communities. It also describes the application of new biocultural jurisprudence through innovative, community-developed instruments such as biocultural community protocols. The theme of the book is important given that in recent times, issues relating to both biodiversity conservation and displacement of the indigenous people have been at the centre of controversy.
by Sanjay Kabir Bavikatte
Oxford University Press / ` 775