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Ownership and Appropriation


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Foreword Chris Hann (Max Planck Institute, Germany) Introduction Mark Busse (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and Veronica Strang (University of Auckland, New Zealand) PART ONE - SUBJECTS, PERSONHOOD AND PEOPLEHOOD Chapter 1. Sharing, Stealing and Borrowing Simultaneously Marilyn Strathern (University of Cambridge, UK) Chapter 2. On Having Achieved Appropriation: the Anak Berprestasi of Kepulauan Riau Nicholas Long (University of Cambridge, UK) Chapter 3. Appropriating Authentic Practice: Competing Discourses of 'Being There', 'Having Been There' and 'Virtually Being There' Tamara Kohn (University of Melbourne, Australia) Chapter 4. Dreaming in Thread: from Ritual to Art and Property(s) Between Katie Glaskin (University of Western Australia) Chapter 5. The Legal Geographies of Cultural Rights: Community Subjects and their Traditions Rosemary Coombe (York University, UK) PART TWO - MATERIALITY AND IMMATERIALITY Chapter 6. Cultural Appropriation Taihakurei (Eddie) Durie (Ngati Kauwhata, Aotearoa, New Zealand) Chapter 7. The Double Movement of Property Rights and Rental Regimes in Papua New Guinea Colin Filer (Australian National University) and Michael Lowe (Australian National University) Chapter 8. Fluid Forms: Owning Water in Australia Veronica Strang (University of Auckland, New Zealand) Chapter 9. Appropriating Fish, Appropriating Fishermen: Tradable Permits, Natural Resources and Existential Uncertainty Monica Minnegal (University of Melbourne, Australia), Peter Dwyer (University of Melbourne, Australia) Chapter 10. Can't Find Nothing on the Radio: Access to the Radio Frequency Spectrum in Nepal Michael Wilmore (University of Adelaide, Australia), Pawan Prakash Upreti (Equal Access Nepal) PART THREE - OWNERSHIP AS SOCIAL COMMUNICATION Chapter 11. The Village That Wasn't There: the Narrative Appropriation of a Tourist Destination Adam Kaul (Augustana College, USA) Chapter 12. Formed and Forming: the Articulations of Yolngu Art in its Contexts Howard Morphy (Australian National University) Index

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Through detailed case studies covering a wide range of related issues, Ownership and Appropriation provides a new approach to this key anthropological topic.

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Veronica Strang is Executive Director at the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, and the author of What Anthropologists Do (2009). Mark Busse is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Auckland.

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