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Title Legalism : property and ownership / edited by Georgy Kantor ; Tom Lambert and Hannah Skoda.
Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition First edition.

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Series Legalism ; fourth.
Subject Possession (Law)
Right of property.
Property (Roman law)
Alt Name Kantor, Georgy, 1980-
Lambert, T. B. (Thomas Benedict), 1981-
Skoda, Hannah, 1981-
Description 1 online resource (304 pages).
Edition First edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In this volume, ownership is defined as the simple fact of being able to describe something as 'mine' or 'yours', and property is distinguished as the discursive field which allows the articulation of attendant rights, relationships, and obligations. Property is often articulated through legalism as a way of thinking that appeals to rules and to generalizing concepts as a way of understanding, responding to, and managing the world around one. An Aristotelian perspective suggests that ownership is the natural state of things and a prerequisite of a true sense of self. An alternative perspective from legal theory puts law at the heart of the origins of property. However, both these points of view are problematic in a wider context, the latter because it rests heavily on Roman law. Anthropological and historical studies enable us to interrogate these assumptions.0The articles here, ranging from Roman provinces to modern-day piracy in Somalia, address questions such as: How are legal property regimes intertwined with economic, moral-ethical, and political prerogatives? How far do the assumptions of the western philosophical tradition explain property and ownership in other societies? Is the 'bundle of rights' a useful way to think about property? How does legalism negotiate property relationships and interests between communities and individuals? How does the legalism of property respond to the temporalities and materialities of the objects owned? How are property regimes managed by states, and what kinds of conflicts are thus generated?
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780192543752 (electronic bk.)
019254375X (electronic bk.)
9780191851704 (ebook)
0191851701 (ebook)
OCLC # 1015215280
Additional Format Print version: Legalism. Property and ownership. Corby : Oxford University Press 2017 9780198813415 (OCoLC)990547735.