The language of possession: Three case studies

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleThe language of possession: Three case studies Author(S)Ian Keen (Author)
Abstract  Anthropologists often construe “property” in terms of rights, obligations, and interests, or use “property” in a largely undefined way. The use of the language of rights as a metalanguage is questionable for it is culturally specific, having developed in the Early Modern period in Europe in the context of the spread of market relations and the growth of contract law. One might ask ...Paginationp187-214
SubjectSociologyDescriptorsSociolinguistics
Journal TitleLanguage in Society  
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