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American property : a history of how, why, and what we own

Author: Stuart Banner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass : Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this tightly written book, Banner, a professor of law at UCLA, tackles an admittedly expansive topic, illustrating that our ideas about what property is, how it is regulated, and what it is meant to do are in constant flux and have been historically contested. Partly an examination of law, partly of culture, politics, economics, and even religion, Banner successfully shows how our notions of property and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Banner
ISBN: 9780674058057 0674058054
OCLC Number: 666573561
Awards: Joint winner for David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History or Biography 2011.
Description: 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Lost property --
The rise of intellectual property --
A bundle of rights --
Owning the news --
People, not things --
Owning sound --
Owning fame --
From the tenement to the condominium --
The law of the land --
Owning wavelengths --
The new property --
Owning life --
Property resurgent --
The end of property?
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