ANNETTE WEINER INALIENABLE POSSESSIONS PDF

Focusing on Oceania societies from Polynesia to Papua New Guinea and including Australian Aborigine groups, Annette Weiner investigates the category of possessions that must not be given or, if they are circulated, must return finally to the giver. Reciprocity, she says, is only the superficial aspect of exchange, which overlays much more politically powerful strategies of "keeping-while-giving. Other inalienable possessions, whether material objects, landed property, ancestral myths, or sacred knowledge, bestow social identity and rank as well. Calling attention to their presence in Western history, Weiner points out that her formulations are not limited to Oceania. The paradox of keeping-while-giving is a concept certain to influence future developments in ethnography and the theoretical study of gender and exchange. About the Author Annette B.

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TrobriandsMalinowskinorm inaliehable reciprocityprimitive social relations. Paul Sillitoe queries the supposed identification of these objects with persons. In hierarchical areas, inslienable can earn their own kitomu shells, whereas in less hierarchical areas, they are always subject to the claims of matrilineal kin.

Inalienable Possessions: The Forgotten Dimension — California Scholarship Weiner argues that the role of women in the exchange of inalienable possessions has been seriously underestimated. Hunting-gathering Pastoralism Nomadic pastoralism Shifting cultivation Moral economy Peasant economics. The chiefs have saved their Kula valuables for external trade, and external traders seek to trade with them before they lose their valuables to internal claims.

Weiner demonstrates that not all gifts must be returned. Inalienable Possessions Possessiosn Forgotten Dimension. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Inalienable Possessions by Annette B. These gifts are not like those given in regular gift giving in the West on birthdays for example. Annette Weiner broadened the application of the category of property outside the European context with her book Inalienable Possessions: In addition, gift-giving plays an important role in the cultural development of how social and business relations evolve in posxessions economies such as in the case of the Chinese.

Economists have often shunned the idea of pondering exactly why people want goods. By using this site, possfssions agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Forgotten Dimension Source: The social is not just the sum of alienable and inalienable goods, but is brought into existence by the difference and inter-dependence of these two spheres of exchange.

Croft Intangible Intellectual indigenous Personal Tangible immovable real. The Paradox of Keeping-while-giving Annette B. Inalienable Possessions: The Forgotten Dimension Women as sisters and women as wives provide the conduit for the gifting and return gifting of these goods, allowing the givers to build prestige. These things, such as possezsions, talismansknowledge, and rites, confirm identities and their continuity over time.

Moreover, they acknowledge differences of identity of individuals or groups linked by various kinds of exchanges. In this view, transactable objects belong to society as a whole and are not inalienable possessions associated with certain persons. University Press Scholarship Online. The paradox of keeping-while-giving. Godelier contends that Weiner refocuses attention on the role of women in constructing and legitimizing power. As a legal classification, inalienable possessions date back to Roman times.

Lists Anthropologists by nationality Anthropology by year Bibliography Journals List of indigenous peoples Organizations. Anthropologists by nationality Anthropology by year Bibliography Journals List of indigenous peoples Organizations. About the Author Annette B. These possessions created in and authenticated by The Dreaming circulate from one person or group to another in a limited way.

She points to the inalienable possessions of the Australian aborigines, however, to demonstrate how the creation of hierarchy can be defeated. Among the Kwakiutl a certain number of objects, although they appear at the potlatchcannot be disposed of.

Australian inalienable possessions are given cosmological authentication through their religious beliefs in the Dreaming. From Annerte, the free encyclopedia. Property Property law by country. TOP Related.

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ANNETTE WEINER INALIENABLE POSSESSIONS PDF

Tuzahn California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Views Read Edit View history. TrobriandsMalinowskinorm inaliehable reciprocityprimitive social relations. Paul Sillitoe queries the supposed identification of these objects with persons. In hierarchical areas, inslienable can earn their own kitomu shells, whereas in less hierarchical areas, they are always subject to the claims of matrilineal kin.

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Views Read Edit View history. Please, subscribe or login to access full text content. Inalienable Possessions: The Forgotten Dimension — California Scholarship These possessions created in and authenticated by The Dreaming circulate from one person or group to another in a limited way. The possibilities of transmission in the face of the canon for guardianship establish for ritual leaders a domain of authority that in certain situations leads to a formalized position of rank. Goods can serve as systems of social communication according to Mary Douglasa prominent anthropologist. Calling attention to their presence in Western history, Weiner points out that her formulations are not limited to Oceania.

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