Mapping the destabilization of land and power in conditions of entanglement is a complex task. If there is a dominant tendency emerging out of entanglement and the destabilisation of structures of power, it is to the diminishing of local autonomy. Still, even in deeply unequal and hierarchical situations, Melanesians and others do speak to—and speak back to—an entangled world. For many, customary land is the place from which they speak. Moving beyond Melanesia and the Pacific, a metaphor of entanglement offers possibilities for thinking globally about the impacts and experiences of change, and the significance of forms of connection to land. A globalized world is an entangled world, in which all people and places are implicated. Globally, entanglements confront and disrupt the smooth workings of capital and the state system, fracturing taken-for-granted assumptions about what it means to be in the world, and offering powerful articulations of alterity.
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