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The Resource American property : a history of how, why, and what we own, Stuart Banner

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

Label
American property : a history of how, why, and what we own
Title
American property
Title remainder
a history of how, why, and what we own
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Banner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From Publishers Weekly: 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 so-called "natural property" in essence sketch the shifting borders of what Americans deem appropriate government regulation. "Our conceptions of property have always been molded to serve our particular purposes," Banner writes, using examples ranging from zoning laws (which were often used to enforce racial and economic boundaries); eminent domain and personal property disputes; as well as new, thorny notions of intellectual property in the digital age (digital copying makes some property rights harder to enforce, he notes, but creates new opportunities as well). Banner even addresses biological breakthroughs (can a company own a genetically engineered hybrid or a cell line?). It's a huge amount of history and analysis that ably proves a simple thesis: "the debates have never been about property in the abstract," Banner writes. "Property has always been a means, rather than an end."
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Banner, Stuart
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Property
  • Right of property
Label
American property : a history of how, why, and what we own, Stuart Banner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780674058057
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010039752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)666573561
Label
American property : a history of how, why, and what we own, Stuart Banner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780674058057
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2010039752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)666573561

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