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Margaret Davies - Property - 9781904385844 - V9781904385844
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Property

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Description for Property Paperback. Examines its classical conception: addressing its ontology and history, as well as considering its symbolic aspects and connection to social relations of power. This critique of property deals with the symbolism of property, its history, traditional philosophical accounts and cultural difference. Series: Critical Approaches to Law. Num Pages: 176 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: LAB; LN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College); (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 216 x 140 x 10. Weight in Grams: 218.

This critique of property examines its classical conception: addressing its ontology and history, as well as considering its symbolic aspects and connection to social relations of power.

It is organized around three themes:

  • the ways in which concepts of property are symbolically and practically connected to relations of power
  • the 'objects' of property in changing contexts of materialism
  • challenges to the Western idea of property posed by colonial and post-colonial contexts, such as the disempowerment through property of whole cultures, the justifications for colonial expansion and bio piracy.

Dealing with the symbolism of property, its history, traditional philosophical accounts and cultural difference, Margaret ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2007
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd United Kingdom
Number of pages
172
Condition
New
Series
Critical Approaches to Law
Number of Pages
172
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781904385844
SKU
V9781904385844
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About Margaret Davies
Margaret Davies is Professor of Law at Flinders University, South Australia. Her research covers several fields of legal theory, including feminist legal theory, legal pluralism, the philosophy of property, and postmodernism. She is the author of several books, including Asking the Law Question (2002) and Delimiting the Law (1996)

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"Property is a core concept of Western political and legal thought. Exactly what property is, how property rights can be defined and justified, and how its meaning has changed over time is a matter of significant debate. Davies (Flinders Univ., Australia) sketches out a compact, sophisticated, and often challenging discussion of property, seeking to engage the concept from multiple perspectives...the ... Read more

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