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Rationales of Ownership: Transactions and Claims to Ownership in Contemporary Papua New Guinea (review)

Rationales of Ownership: Transactions and Claims to Ownership in Contemporary Papua New Guinea... the contemporary pacific · 19:2 (2007) ers, legal and sociocultural scholars, and researchers both in and outside of Papua New Guinea. Edited by Lawrence Kalinoe and James Leach, this volume includes contributions from anthropology and law. In chapter 1, Marilyn Strathern provides an excellent introduction to the collection wherein she gives a brief summary of each chapter and how the chapters are connected. Strathern also offers an introduction to aspects of Papua New Guinea's customary law and legal system that are fundamental to understanding transactions associated with contemporary claims to ownership. In chapter 2, Eric Hirsch draws the reader's attention to entification, a local process of making entities. Hirsch suggests that entification is not new, but rather a local process used in claims to ownership, whereby persons present themselves as visible and powerful. Entification is possible through the use of narratives, and the knowledge of narratives indicates connection to persons and place. In his case study, Hirsch shows how the creation of new entities arises because of the proposed boundary to the mining extension in the Udabe Valley of Central Province. In chapter 3, Melissa Demian takes the reader through two types of disputes. The first involves disputes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Rationales of Ownership: Transactions and Claims to Ownership in Contemporary Papua New Guinea (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 19 (2) – Aug 13, 2007

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the contemporary pacific · 19:2 (2007) ers, legal and sociocultural scholars, and researchers both in and outside of Papua New Guinea. Edited by Lawrence Kalinoe and James Leach, this volume includes contributions from anthropology and law. In chapter 1, Marilyn Strathern provides an excellent introduction to the collection wherein she gives a brief summary of each chapter and how the chapters are connected. Strathern also offers an introduction to aspects of Papua New Guinea's customary law and legal system that are fundamental to understanding transactions associated with contemporary claims to ownership. In chapter 2, Eric Hirsch draws the reader's attention to entification, a local process of making entities. Hirsch suggests that entification is not new, but rather a local process used in claims to ownership, whereby persons present themselves as visible and powerful. Entification is possible through the use of narratives, and the knowledge of narratives indicates connection to persons and place. In his case study, Hirsch shows how the creation of new entities arises because of the proposed boundary to the mining extension in the Udabe Valley of Central Province. In chapter 3, Melissa Demian takes the reader through two types of disputes. The first involves disputes

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Published: Aug 13, 2007

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