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Title Ownership and appropriation [electronic resource] / edited by Veronica Strang and Mark Busse.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Berg Publishers, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition English ed.
Description xvii, 299 p. : ill., maps.
Series A.S.A. monographs, 0066-9679
A.S.A. monographs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Subjects, personhood and peoplehood -- pt. 2. Materiality and immateriality -- pt. 3. Ownership as social communication.
Summary "In a world of finite resources, expanding populations, and widening structural inequalities, the ownership of things is increasingly contested. Not only are the commons being rapidly enclosed and privatised, but the very idea of what can be owned is expanding, generating conflicts over the ownership of resources, ideas, culture, people, and even parts of people. Understanding processes of ownership and appropriation is not only central to anthropological theorising but also has major practical applications, for policy, legislative development and conflict resolution. Ownership and Appropriation significantly extends anthropologys long-term concern with property by focusing on everyday notions and acts of owning and appropriating. The chapters document the relationship between ownership, subjectivities and personhood; they demonstrate the critical consequences of materiality and immateriality on what is owned; and they examine the social relations of property. By approaching ownership as social communication and negotiation the text points to a more dynamic and processual understanding of property, ownership and appropriation"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Material culture.
Cultural property.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Strang, Veronica.
Busse, Mark.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781847886859 (paper)
9781847888402 (e-ISBN)
9781847888419 (e-book)

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