Property by Margaret Davies
Meanings, Histories, Theories (Critical Approaches to Law)

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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 Davis has written an invaluable volume for all law students interested in property law.

 

About Margaret Davies

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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)
 
Published November 19, 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish. 172 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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