The Law of Possession

The Law of Possession

by deities) or negative (possession by demons) with negative possession often
transformed into positive possession by means of prayer and/or ritual. Secondly,
modern attitudes toward possession oscillate between fascination and ...

Author: Helene Basu

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190275747

Category: RELIGION

Page: 272

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Rituals combining healing with spirit possession and court-like proceedings are found around the world and throughout history. A person suffers from an illness that cannot be cured, for example, and in order to be healed performs a ritual involving a prosecution and a defense, a judge andwitnesses. Divine beings then speak through oracles, spirits possess the victim and are exorcized, and local gods intervene to provide healing and justice.Such practices seem to be the very antithesis of modernity, and many modern, secular states have systematically attempted to eliminate them. What is the relationship between healing, spirit possession, and the law, and why are they so often combined? Why are such rituals largely absent from modernsocieties, and what happens to them when the state attempts to expunge them from their health and justice systems, or even to criminalize them? Despite the prevalence of rituals involving some or all of these elements, this volume represents the first attempt to compare and analyze themsystematically.The Law of Possession brings together historical and contemporary case studies from East Asia, South Asia, and Africa, and argues that despite consistent attempts by modern, secular states to discourage, eliminate, and criminalize them, these types of rituals persist and even thrive because theymeet widespread human needs.
Categories: RELIGION

The Law of Possession

The Law of Possession

The volume brings together historical and contemporary case studies from East Asia, South Asia, and Africa, and argues that, despite consistent attempts by states to discourage, eliminate, and criminalize them, such rituals persist and even ...

Author: William S. Sax

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190275761

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 527

Rituals combining healing with spirit possession and court-like proceedings are found around the world and throughout history. For example, a person suffers from an illness that cannot be cured, and in order to be healed he performs a ritual involving prosecution and defense, a judge and witnesses. Divine beings give evidence through human oracles, spirits possess their human victims and are exorcized, and local gods intervene to provide healing and justice. Such practices seem to be the very antithesis of modernity and many modern, secular states have systematically attempted to eliminate them. Why are such rituals largely absent from modern societies, and what happens to them when the state attempts to expunge them from their health and justice systems, or even to criminalize them? Despite the prevalence of rituals involving some or all of these elements, The Law of Possession represents the first attempt to compare and analyze them systematically. The volume brings together historical and contemporary case studies from East Asia, South Asia, and Africa, and argues that, despite consistent attempts by states to discourage, eliminate, and criminalize them, such rituals persist and even thrive because they meet widespread human needs.
Categories: Social Science

Law of Possession

Law of Possession

Author: Kamakshya Prasad

Publisher:

ISBN: 8187629096

Category: Possession (Law)

Page: 350

View: 589

Categories: Possession (Law)

Law and Economics of Possession

Law and Economics of Possession

Analyses the concept of possession, including specific issues such as adverse possession.

Author: Yun-chien Chang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107083547

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

View: 407

Analyses the concept of possession, including specific issues such as adverse possession.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Consequences of Possession

The Consequences of Possession

EDINBURGH STUDIES IN LAW Series Editor: Elspeth Christie Reid Volume 11 The Consequences of Possession Edited by Eric Descheemaeker Compares the law of possession across the divide between the civilian tradition and the common law The theme ...

Author: Eric Descheemaeker

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748693645

Category: Law

Page: 221

View: 111

Revised papers presented at a conference in the University of Edinburgh's Old College, 12-13 October 2012.
Categories: Law

An Essay on Possession in the Common Law

An Essay on Possession in the Common Law

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

Author: Frederick Pollock

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 0353049735

Category: History

Page: 262

View: 130

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Categories: History

The Law of Real Property

The Law of Real Property

Megarry and Wade : The Law of Real Property

Author: Robert Megarry

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 9780414045965

Category: Land tenure

Page: 1668

View: 530

Megarry and Wade : The Law of Real Property
Categories: Land tenure

Sovereignty and Possession in the English New World

Sovereignty and Possession in the English New World

How did English notions of sovereignty, empire and law impact their methods of settlement in the Americas?

Author: Ken MacMillan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521870092

Category: History

Page: 235

View: 738

How did English notions of sovereignty, empire and law impact their methods of settlement in the Americas?
Categories: History

The Law of Ejectment

The Law of Ejectment

Author: John Herbert Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:50922928

Category: Ejectment

Page: 404

View: 370

Categories: Ejectment

Possession and Ownership

Possession and Ownership

As Professor Aikhenvald shows in her extensive opening essay, the same possessive noun or pronoun phrase is used in English and in many other Indo-European languages to express possession of all three kinds - as in 'Ann and her husband ...

Author: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191635670

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

View: 894

Possession and Ownership brings together linguists and anthropologists in a series of cross-linguistic explorations of expressions used to denote possession and ownership, concepts central to most if not all the varied cultures and ideologies of humankind. Possessive noun phrases can be broadly divided into three categories - ownership of property, whole-part relations (such as body and plant parts), and blood and affinal kinship relations. As Professor Aikhenvald shows in her extensive opening essay, the same possessive noun or pronoun phrase is used in English and in many other Indo-European languages to express possession of all three kinds - as in 'Ann and her husband Henry live in the castle Henry's father built with his own hands' - but that this is by no means the case in all languages. In some, for example, the grammar expresses the inalienability of consanguineal kinship and sometimes also of treasured or sacred objects. Furthermore the degree to which possession and ownership are conceived as the same (when possession is 100% of the law) differs from one society to another, and this may be reflected in their linguistic expression. Like others in the series this pioneering book will be welcomed equally by linguists and anthropologists.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Expressive Theory of Possession

An Expressive Theory of Possession

This book aims to challenge this conventional wisdom and to demonstrate that possession is in fact far simpler than generations of lawyers have been led to believe.

Author: Michael JR Crawford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509929948

Category: Law

Page: 208

View: 414

Possession is a foundational concept in property law. Despite its undoubted importance, it is poorly understood and a perennial source of confusion. Indeed, there is a widely held view amongst lawyers that possession is an irredeemably ambiguous and amorphous concept. This book aims to challenge this conventional wisdom and to demonstrate that possession is in fact far simpler than generations of lawyers have been led to believe. In viewing possession as a knotty problem for the philosopher or legal theoretician, scholars are apt to overlook the important truth that possession is a concept that laymen routinely and, for the most part, effortlessly apply as they navigate through the countless property interactions that shape everyday life. The key to understanding the nature and function of possession in the law is to appreciate that the possession 'rule' is, first and foremost, a spontaneously emergent phenomenon. Possession describes those acts that, as a matter of an extra-legal convention, constitute the accepted way in which members of a given population stake their claims to tangible things. Fusing traditional legal analysis with insights from philosophy and economics, An Expressive Theory of Possession applies this central claim to both theoretical and doctrinal problems in property law and, in doing so, provides a coherent explanation of possession and its role in law and life.
Categories: Law

An Expressive Theory of Possession

An Expressive Theory of Possession

This book aims to challenge this conventional wisdom and to demonstrate that possession is in fact far simpler than generations of lawyers have been led to believe.

Author: Michael J R Crawford

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1509929924

Category: Law

Page: 208

View: 357

Possession is a foundational concept in property law. Despite its undoubted importance, it is poorly understood and a perennial source of confusion. Indeed, there is a widely held view amongst lawyers that possession is an irredeemably ambiguous and amorphous concept. This book aims to challenge this conventional wisdom and to demonstrate that possession is in fact far simpler than generations of lawyers have been led to believe. In viewing possession as a knotty problem for the philosopher or legal theoretician, scholars are apt to overlook the important truth that possession is a concept that laymen routinely and, for the most part, effortlessly apply as they navigate through the countless property interactions that shape everyday life. The key to understanding the nature and function of possession in the law is to appreciate that the possession “rule” is, first and foremost, a spontaneously emergent phenomenon. Possession describes those acts that, as a matter of an extra-legal convention, constitute the accepted way in which members of a given population stake their claim to resources from cinema seats to cattle stations. Fusing traditional legal analysis with insights from philosophy and economics, An Expressive Theory of Possession applies this central claim to both theoretical and doctrinal problems in property law and, in doing so, provides a coherent explanation of possession and its role in law and life.
Categories: Law

A Dictionary of American and English Law

A Dictionary of American and English Law

Telford , 1 App . Cas . ownership , see Ex parte National Ass . Co. , 10 Ch . D. 408
. See BILL OF SALE , % 4 , n . 414 ; Coverdale v . Charlton , 4 Q. B. D. 118 . As to
possession in the law of bankAs to what is “ actual possession " within ruptcy ...

Author: Stewart Rapalje

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HL4QFE

Category: Law

Page:

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Categories: Law

Institutes of the Laws of Holland

Institutes of the Laws of Holland

Author: Joannes van der Linden

Publisher: London : Printed for J. and W.T. Clarke, J.M. Richardson and J. Ridgway

ISBN: OXFORD:N11125602

Category: Civil law

Page: 735

View: 841

Categories: Civil law