Ownership and appropriation /

"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 own...

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Edition:English ed.
Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Berg Publishers, 2011.
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 299 pages) : illustrations, maps
Language:English
Series:A.S.A. monographs, 0066-9679
A.S.A. monographs.
Subject:Material culture.
Property.
Cultural property.
Social theory.
Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General.
Cultural property.
Material culture.
Property.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11280417
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Other authors / contributors:Strang, Veronica.
Busse, Mark.
ISBN:9781847888402
1847888402
9781847888419
1847888410
9781474214216
1474214215
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9786613244611
6613244619
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9781847886859
9781847886842
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Print version record.
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"--
Other form:Print version: Ownership and appropriation. English ed. Oxford ; New York : Berg Publishers, 2011
Standard no.:10.5040/9781474214216
9786613244611