Acts Of Possession

Author: Leah Dilworth
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813532721
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Acts Of Possession from the Author: Leah Dilworth. The success of internet auction sites like eBay and the cult status of public television's Antiques Roadshow attest to the continued popularity of collecting in American culture. Acts of Possession investigates the ways cultural meanings of collections have evolved and yet remained surprisingly unchanged throughout American history. Drawing upon the body of theoretical work on collecting and focusing on individual as opposed to museum collections, the contributors investigate how, what, and why Americans have collected and explore the inherent meanings behind systems of organization and display. Essays consider the meanings of Thomas Jefferson's Indian Hall at Monticello; the pedagogical theories behind nineteenth-century children's curiosity cabinets; collections of Native American artifacts; and the ability of the owners of doll houses to construct meaning within the context of traditional ideals of domesticity. The authors also consider some darker aspects of collecting-hoarding, fetishism, and compulsive behavior-scrutinizing collections of racist memorabilia and fascist propaganda. The final essay posits the serial killer as a collector, an investigation into the dangerous objectification of humans themselves. By bringing fresh, interdisciplinary critical perspectives to bear on these questions, Dilworth and her coauthors weave a fascinating cultural history of collecting in America.

Act Of Possession

Author: Anne Mather
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460347498
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Act Of Possession from the Author: Anne Mather. Could he ever belong to her? Antonia was devastated to learn that the very attractive man she had met at Celia's party was none other than Reed Gallagher, Celia's fiance. He hadn't acted like a man in love, but perhaps their sort of people behaved differently. And Antonia was very definitely not their sort. Although she resolved to forget Reed, Antonia couldn't escape him. He invaded her life and her heart. And despite her guilt feelings, she soon discovered she couldn't live without him. Nor could she live with herself for wanting another woman's man.

The Law Of Possession

Author: Helene Basu
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019027574X
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The Law Of Possession from the Author: Helene Basu. Rituals combining healing with spirit possession and court-like proceedings are found around the world and throughout history. A person suffers from an illness that cannot be cured, for example, and in order to be healed performs a ritual involving a prosecution and a defense, a judge andwitnesses. Divine beings then speak through oracles, spirits possess the victim and are exorcized, and local gods intervene to provide healing and justice.Such practices seem to be the very antithesis of modernity, and many modern, secular states have systematically attempted to eliminate them. What is the relationship between healing, spirit possession, and the law, and why are they so often combined? Why are such rituals largely absent from modernsocieties, and what happens to them when the state attempts to expunge them from their health and justice systems, or even to criminalize them? Despite the prevalence of rituals involving some or all of these elements, this volume represents the first attempt to compare and analyze themsystematically.The Law of Possession brings together historical and contemporary case studies from East Asia, South Asia, and Africa, and argues that despite consistent attempts by modern, secular states to discourage, eliminate, and criminalize them, these types of rituals persist and even thrive because theymeet widespread human needs.

Australian Principles Of Property Law

Author: Samantha Hepburn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135315787
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Australian Principles Of Property Law from the Author: Samantha Hepburn. Australian Principles of Property Law, now in its third edition, covers all aspects of Australian real property law. Each chapter has been expanded and updated to incorporate the latest developments and theories. Incorporating academic discussion of historical and theoretical issues underlying the property system, as well as practical discussion of relevant legislative schemes, this texbook is the ideal accompaniment to any undergraduate property law course. Focusing on Victorian law, the text also outlines developments in other states and provides technical explanations where necessary. It is supported throughout by extracts from a wide range of cases and materials.

The Digest Of Judgments Of The Supreme Court Of Nigeria

Author: Bamgbose, Olatokunbo John
Publisher: Safari Books Ltd
ISBN: 9788431739
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The Digest Of Judgments Of The Supreme Court Of Nigeria from the Author: Bamgbose, Olatokunbo John. The Digest of Judgments of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (DJSCN), is a legal practice book, which is a comprehensive compendium of Nigerian case law at the apex level of the Nigerian Judiciary. The DJSCN, is produced in four volumes which comprise the judgments of the Supreme Court of Nigeria for over a period of forty-three years. The first and second volumes cover the judgments of the Supreme Court on Practice and Procedure, Courts, Criminal Law and Procedure and Evidence. The last two volumes cover contemporary issues in different branches of law.

Aboriginal Customary Law A Source Of Common Law Title To Land

Author: Ulla Secher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782253769
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Aboriginal Customary Law A Source Of Common Law Title To Land from the Author: Ulla Secher. Described as 'ground-breaking' in Kent McNeil's Foreword, this book develops an alternative approach to conventional Aboriginal title doctrine. It explains that aboriginal customary law can be a source of common law title to land in former British colonies, whether they were acquired by settlement or by conquest or cession from another colonising power. The doctrine of Common Law Aboriginal Customary Title provides a coherent approach to the source, content, proof and protection of Aboriginal land rights which overcomes problems arising from the law as currently understood and leads to more just results. The doctrine's applicability in Australia, Canada and South Africa is specifically demonstrated. While the jurisprudential underpinnings for the doctrine are consistent with fundamental common law principles, the author explains that the Australian High Court's decision in Mabo provides a broader basis for the doctrine: a broader basis which is consistent with a re-evaluation of case-law from former British colonies in Africa, as well as from the United States, New Zealand and Canada. In this context, the book proffers a reconceptualisation of the Crown's title to land in former colonies and a reassessment of conventional doctrines, including the doctrine of tenure and the doctrine of continuity. 'With rare exceptions ... the existing literature does not probe as deeply or question fundamental assumptions as thoroughly as Dr Secher does in her research. She goes to the root of the conceptual problems around the legal nature of Indigenous land rights and their vulnerability to extinguishment in the former colonial empire of the Crown. This book is a formidable contribution that I expect will be influential in shifting legal thinking on Indigenous land rights in progressive new directions.' From the Foreword by Professor Kent McNeil (to read the Foreword please click on the 'sample chapter' link).

Rethinking Criminal Law

Author: George P. Fletcher
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195350364
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Rethinking Criminal Law from the Author: George P. Fletcher. This is a reprint of a book first published by Little, Brown in 1978. George Fletcher is working on a new edition, which will be published by Oxford in three volumes, the first of which is scheduled to appear in January of 2001. Rethinking Criminal Law is still perhaps the most influential and often cited theoretical work on American criminal law. This reprint will keep this classic work available until the new edition can be published.

Law And Economics Of Possession

Author: Yun-chien Chang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107083540
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Law And Economics Of Possession from the Author: Yun-chien Chang. Analyses the concept of possession, including specific issues such as adverse possession.