This book deals with the role of natural resources for social security and livelihood in a Minangkabau village in West Sumatra. First of all it touches on problems of property rights; an analysis of communal land rights in this matrilineal society, the clash between adat and state law and perceived changes therein.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction 1. Theoretical background 2. Minangkabau and Sungai Kamuyang 3. Land rights 4. The struggle for the land of Lakuk nan Gadang 5. Agriculture in Sungai Kamuyang, dependency and opportunities 6. Rights to irrigation and drinking water 7. Relationships of care and assistance Concluding remarks Samenvatting References Index Curriculum vitae