commodity propriety competing visions of property in american legal thought 1776 1970

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Commodity Propriety

Author : Gregory S. Alexander
ISBN : 9780226013527
Genre : Law
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Most people understand property as something that is owned, a means of creating individual wealth. But in Commodity and Propriety, the first full-length history of the meaning of property, Gregory Alexander uncovers in American legal writing a competing vision of property that has existed alongside the traditional conception. Property, Alexander argues, has also been understood as proprietary, a mechanism for creating and maintaining a properly ordered society. This view of property has even operated in periods—such as the second half of the nineteenth century—when market forces seemed to dominate social and legal relationships. In demonstrating how the understanding of property as a private basis for the public good has competed with the better-known market-oriented conception, Alexander radically rewrites the history of property, with significant implications for current political debates and recent Supreme Court decisions.

Geistiges Eigentum Und Eigentumstheorie

Author : Michael Goldhammer
ISBN : 3161509935
Genre : Law
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English summary: The justification of intellectual property is highly controversial. In reconstructing the American theory of property, Michael Goldhammer shows how the ownership of intangible property can be justified. The dependance of the justification on the basic terminology is embedded in a two-tiered theory of property and has been tested in practice in numerous cases. German description: Um die Grunde des geistigen Eigentums wird in den verschiedenen Eigentumswissenschaften heftig gestritten. Dies ist fur die juristische Eigentumstheorie zwar sehr anregend, stellt sie aber gleichzeitig vor die Aufgabe, sich ihrer begrifflichen Grundlagen und der Bedingungen von Interdisziplinaritat zu versichern.Dies zeigt sich bei den disparaten und stets neuen Formen des geistigen Eigentums immer dann besonders, wenn die Rezeption fachfremder Grunde an den Zwangen des juristischen Gegenstands scheitert. Michael Goldhammer zeigt, wie das Begriffsproblem als normatives Moment der Begrundungsdebatte verstanden werden muss und mit der inhaltlichen Rechtfertigung wechselseitig so zusammenspielt, dass es im Diskurs nicht ignoriert werden kann. Hierzu bedient er sich der US-Eigentumstheorie, die sich der Frage spiegelverkehrt nahert und dadurch interessante Aufschlusse zulasst. Anhand einer systematischen Rekonstruktion werden Strukturmerkmale entwickelt und mittels konkreter Falle dem Praxistest unterworfen.Carl-Gareis Preis der Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultat der Universitat Bayreuth 2012.

Pierson V Post The Hunt For The Fox

Author : Angela Fernandez
ISBN : 9781108340298
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The 1805 New York foxhunting case Pierson v. Post has long been used in American property law classrooms to introduce law students to the concept of first possession by asking how one establishes possession of a wild animal. In this book, Professor Angela Fernandez retells the history of the famous fox case, from its origins as a squabble between two wealthy young men on the South Fork of Long Island through its appeal to the New York Supreme Court and entry into legal treatises, law school casebooks, and law journal articles, where it still occupies a central place. Professor Fernandez argues that the dissent is best understood as an example of legal solemn foolery. Yet it has been treated by legal professionals, the lawyers of its day, and subsequent legal academics in such a serious way, demonstrating how the solemn and the silly can occupy two sides of the same coin in American legal history.

Copyright And The Value Of Performance 1770 1911

Author : Derek Miller
ISBN : 9781108584173
Genre : Drama
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In the nineteenth century, copyright law expanded to include performances of theatrical and musical works. These laws transformed how people made and consumed performances. Exploring precedent-setting litigation on both sides of the Atlantic, this book traces how courts developed definitions of theater and music to suit new performance rights laws. From Gilbert and Sullivan battling to protect The Mikado to Augustin Daly petitioning to control his spectacular 'railroad scene', artists worked with courts to refine vague legal language into clear, functional theories of drama, music, and performance. Through cases that ensnared figures including Lord Byron, Laura Keene, and Dion Boucicault, this book discovers how the law theorized central aspects of performance including embodiment, affect, audience response, and the relationship between scripts and performances. This history reveals how the advent of performance rights reshaped how we value performance both as an artistic medium and as property.

The Claims Of Kinfolk

Author : Dylan C. Penningroth
ISBN : 9780807862131
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In The Claims of Kinfolk, Dylan Penningroth uncovers an extensive informal economy of property ownership among slaves and sheds new light on African American family and community life from the heyday of plantation slavery to the "freedom generation" of the 1870s. By focusing on relationships among blacks, as well as on the more familiar struggles between the races, Penningroth exposes a dynamic process of community and family definition. He also includes a comparative analysis of slavery and slave property ownership along the Gold Coast in West Africa, revealing significant differences between the African and American contexts. Property ownership was widespread among slaves across the antebellum South, as slaves seized the small opportunities for ownership permitted by their masters. While there was no legal framework to protect or even recognize slaves' property rights, an informal system of acknowledgment recognized by both blacks and whites enabled slaves to mark the boundaries of possession. In turn, property ownership--and the negotiations it entailed--influenced and shaped kinship and community ties. Enriching common notions of slave life, Penningroth reveals how property ownership engendered conflict as well as solidarity within black families and communities. Moreover, he demonstrates that property had less to do with individual legal rights than with constantly negotiated, extralegal social ties.

Private Property In The 21st Century

Author : Harvey Martin Jacobs
ISBN : 1781008469
Genre : Law
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The ownership and control of privately owned lands is critical for many fields. Scholars, students and professionals of urban and regional planning, geography, law, natural resources, environment, real estate, and landscape architecture should find this volume useful.

The Anti Rent Era In New York Law And Politics 1839 1865

Author : Charles W. McCurdy
ISBN : 9780807860878
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A compelling blend of legal and political history, this book chronicles the largest tenant rebellion in U.S. history. From its beginning in the rural villages of eastern New York in 1839 until its collapse in 1865, the Anti-Rent movement impelled the state's governors, legislators, judges, and journalists, as well as delegates to New York's bellwether constitutional convention of 1846, to wrestle with two difficult problems of social policy. One was how to put down violent tenant resistance to the enforcement of landlord property and contract rights. The second was how to abolish the archaic form of land tenure at the root of the rent strike. Charles McCurdy considers the public debate on these questions from a fresh perspective. Instead of treating law and politics as dependent variables--as mirrors of social interests or accelerators of social change--he highlights the manifold ways in which law and politics shaped both the pattern of Anti-Rent violence and the drive for land reform. In the process, he provides a major reinterpretation of the ideas and institutions that diminished the promise of American democracy in the supposed "golden age" of American law and politics.

White Enough To Be American

Author : Lauren L. Basson
ISBN : 9781469606439
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Racial mixture posed a distinct threat to European American perceptions of the nation and state in the late nineteenth century, says Lauren Basson, as it exposed and disrupted the racial categories that organized political and social life in the United States. Offering a provocative conceptual approach to the study of citizenship, nationhood, and race, Basson explores how racial mixture challenged and sometimes changed the boundaries that defined what it meant to be American. Drawing on government documents, press coverage, and firsthand accounts, Basson presents four fascinating case studies concerning indigenous people of "mixed" descent. She reveals how the ambiguous status of racially mixed people underscored the problematic nature of policies and practices based on clearly defined racial boundaries. Contributing to timely discussions about race, ethnicity, citizenship, and nationhood, Basson demonstrates how the challenges to the American political and legal systems posed by racial mixture helped lead to a new definition of what it meant to be American--one that relied on institutions of private property and white supremacy.

Constitutional Property Law

Author : Andries Johannes Van der Walt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127480965
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Jahrbuch Zur Liberalismus Forschung

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