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    Subversive property: law and the production of spaces of belonging

    Keenan, Sarah (2014) Subversive property: law and the production of spaces of belonging. Social Justice. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. ISBN 9781138013988.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This book explores the relationship between space, subjectivity and property in order to invert conventional socio-legal understandings of property. Sarah Keenan demonstrates that new political possibilities for property may be unveiled by thinking about property in terms of space and belonging, rather than exclusion. Drawing on feminist and critical race theory, this book shifts focus away from the propertied subject and on to the broader spaces in and through which the propertied subject is located. Using case studies, such as analyses of compulsory leases under Australia’s Northern Territory Intervention and lesbian asylum cases from a range of jurisdictions, Keenan argues that these spaces consist of networks of relations that revolve around belonging: not just belonging between subject and object, as property is traditionally understood, but also the less explored relation of belonging between the part and the whole. This book therefore offers a conceptually useful way of analysing a wide range of socio-legal issues. It will be of relevance to those working in the area of property and legal geography, but also to those with more general interests in socio-legal studies, social and political theory, postcolonial studies, critical race studies and gender and sexuality studies.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Sarah Keenan
    Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2015 10:41
    Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 06:39
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12364

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