(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

The silent articulation of private land rights in Soviet Estonia : a geographical perspective

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MAANDI P. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Social and Economic Geography, Univ., Uppsala, SUEDE


Drawing on cartographical analyses and interviews made in the rural district of Muhu, the paper demonstrates that people who owned land before the Soviet occupation kept track of the offically annulled pre-Soviet land rights, by relating to inertial landscape elements as memory-aids. To local inhabitants the landscape provided evidence in support of the idea of legal continuity of pre-Soviet land rights. The post-Soviet land restitution reform implied a re-discovery or re-expression of property rights that have been silenced, but not lost


Article of periodic

published at : Geoforum / ISSN 0016-7185 / CODEN GFRMAK

Editor : Pergamon Press, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1970)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 40, no3 [pp. 454-464]

Bibliographic references : 53 ref.

Collation : 8 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15001

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