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    Inheritance matters: kinship, property, law

    Lennon, S. and Monk, Daniel, eds. (2023) Inheritance matters: kinship, property, law. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing. ISBN 9781509964819.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: This book makes a compelling case for placing the social and legal practices of inheritance centre stage to make sense of fundamental questions of our time. Drawing on historical, literary, sociological, and legal analysis, this rich collection of original, interdisciplinary and international contributions demonstrates how inheritance is and has always been about far more than the set of legal processes for the distribution of wealth and property upon death. The contributions range from exploring the intractable tensions underlying family disputes and the legal and political debates about taxation, to revisiting literary plots in the past and presenting a contemporary artistic challenge of heirship. With an introduction that presents a critical mapping of the field of inheritance studies, this collection reveals the complexity of ideas about 'passing on', 'legacies', and 'heirlooms'; troubles some of the enduring consequences of 'charitable bequests', 'family money', and 'estate planning; and, deepens our understanding of the intimate and political practices of inheritance.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Daniel Monk
    Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2023 15:39
    Last Modified: 22 Nov 2023 08:53
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/51367

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