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On having achieved appropriation: anak berprestasi in Kepri, Indonesia

Long, Nicholas J. (2011) On having achieved appropriation: anak berprestasi in Kepri, Indonesia. In: Strang, Veronica and Busse, Mark, (eds.) Ownership and Appropriation. Association of Social Anthropologists monographs(47). Berg Publishers, Oxford, UK, pp. 43-64. ISBN 9781847886842

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Abstract

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 privatized, 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 theorizing but also has major practical applications, for policy, legislative development and conflict resolution. Ownership and Appropriation significantly extends anthropology's 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.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/
Additional Information: © 2011 The Editors
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 15:22
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/50797/

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