Bookcover of Inalienable Possessions
Booktitle:

Inalienable Possessions

Alphascript Publishing (2010-08-19 )

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ISBN-13:

978-613-2-61854-2

ISBN-10:
6132618546
EAN:
9786132618542
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The concept of Inalienable Possessions coined from Annette Weiner’s observation regarding the many objects of the Trobriand islanders who view those objects as culturally imbued with a spiritual sense of the gift giver (Wilk 2007). Thus, when they transfer in physical form from one individual to another the objects reserve meaningful bonds associated with that of the giver (Wilk 2007). It is important to understand that these gifts are not like those that we give in regular gift giving in the West on birthdays for example. Rather, these gifts can’t be sold for money or auctioned off of ebay because the value and the significance of the gift cannot be alienated or disengaged from the relationships of those who own that object (Wilk 2007). What makes a possession inalienable is its exclusive and cumulative identity with a particular series of owners through time. Its history is authenticated by fictive or true genealogies, origin myths, sacred ancestors, and gods. In this way, inalienable possessions are transcendent treasures to be guarded against all the exigencies that might force their loss (Weiner 1992).
Publishing house:
Alphascript Publishing
Website:
https://www.alphascript-publishing.com/
Edited by:
Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster
Number of pages:
68
Published on:
2010-08-19
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Social sciences
Price:
29.00 €
Keywords:
Theotokos, Egalitarianism, transferability, Judgment, Possessions

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