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: William S. Sax
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190493658
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The Law Of Possession from the Author: William S. Sax. Rituals combining healing with spirit possession and court-like proceedings are found around the world and throughout history. For example, a person suffers from an illness that cannot be cured, and in order to be healed he performs a ritual involving prosecution and defense, a judge and witnesses. Divine beings give evidence through human oracles, spirits possess their human victims 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. Why are such rituals largely absent from modern societies, 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, The Law of Possession represents the first attempt to compare and analyze them systematically. The volume brings together historical and contemporary case studies from East Asia, South Asia, and Africa, and argues that, despite consistent attempts by states to discourage, eliminate, and criminalize them, such rituals persist and even thrive because they meet widespread human needs.

Law And Economics Of Possession

Author: Yun-chien Chang
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316033384
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Law And Economics Of Possession from the Author: Yun-chien Chang. Possession is a key concept in both the common and civil law, but it has hitherto received little scrutiny. Law and Economics of Possession uses insights from economics, psychology and history to analyse possession in law, compare and contrast possession with ownership, break down the elements of possession as a fact and as a right, challenge the adage that 'possession is 9/10 of the law', examine possession as notice, explain the heuristics of possession, debunk the behavioural studies which confuse possession with ownership, explore the LightSquared dispute from the perspective of 'possession' of spectrum frequency and provide new insights to old questions such as first possession, adverse possession and property jurisdiction. The authors include leading property scholars, who examine possession laws in, among others, the USA, UK, China, Taiwan, Japan, Germany, France, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria.

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.

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.

Possession Of Land

Author: Mark Wonnacott
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139461079
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Possession Of Land from the Author: Mark Wonnacott. Nothing is more important in English land law than 'possession'. It is the foundation of all title, rights and remedies. But what exactly is it, and why does it still matter? This book, first published in 2006, is about the meaning, significance and practical effect of the concept of possession in contemporary land law. It explains the different meanings of possession, the relationship between possession and title, and the ways in which the common law and equity do, and do not, protect possession. The rights and remedies of freeholders, tenants and mortgage lenders, between themselves and against third parties, are all to some extent dependent on questions of status and possession. This book shows how. It is designed to provide an understanding of the basic principles for the student, and answers to difficult, real problems for the practitioner.

Crossrail Act 2008

Author: Great Britain. Dept. for Transport
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780105618089
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Crossrail Act 2008 from the Author: Great Britain. Dept. for Transport. These notes refer to the Crossrail Act 2008 (c. 18) (ISBN 9780105418085) which received Royal Assent on 22 July 2008