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Annette Weiner used the term ‘inalienable possessions’ to describe a category of property of fundamental importance in Oceania, and in Europe, from Roman times until the eighteenth century. Annette Weiner used the term ‘inalienable possessions’ to describe a category of property of fundamental importance in Oceania, and in Europe, from Roman times until the eighteenth century. Nouns or nominal affixes in an inalienable possession relationship cannot exist independently or be "alienated" from their possessor. Further consideration of inalienable property shows it to be central to the early-modern state (Commonwealth) just as it was to the Roman republic (Res Publica), and suggests the possibility of a productive new comparative frame of analysis. This type of wealth, inherently political and carrying functions we associate with the state, has been historically produced by aristocratic social orders. : Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While Giving ( ): Annette B. Weiner: Books. SOCIAL/CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping‐While‐Giving. Inalienable Possessionstests anthropology’s traditional assumptions about kinship, Annette B. Weiner . 3099067 The archetypal form of this inalienable wealth is the landed estate – the ‘immovable property’ of Romano-Germanic law. In linguistics, inalienable possession is a type of possession in which a noun is obligatorily possessed by its possessor. Weiner was a Professor of Anthropology and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts at New York University, and served as president of the American Anthropological Association. SOCIAL/CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping‐While‐Giving.Annette B. Weiner In linguistics, inalienable possession (abbreviated INAL) is a type of possession in which a noun is obligatorily possessed by its possessor. All Categories; Metaphysics and Epistemology University of Chicago. She died in 1997. Inalienable Possessions: The Paradox of Keeping-While-Giving is a book by anthropologist Annette Weiner. From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core. View the article PDF and any associated supplements and figures for a period of 48 hours. Syntax; Advanced Search; New. All new items; Books; Journal articles; Manuscripts; Topics. Learn about our remote access options. Log in with your society credentials If you have previously obtained access with your personal account, please log in. Learn more. By closing this message, you are consenting to our use of cookies. Commonwealth, inalienable possessions, a .... : Reimagining Wealth: Anthropological Explorations; Guest Editors: Theodoros Rakopoulos & Knut Rio. These conflicts suggest that symbols of ethnic affiliation are most usefully interpreted as a type of ‘inalienable possession’, a category conceived by Annette Weiner for analysing the symbolic dimensions of property and the exchange of goods. Valerio Valeri. Annette B. Weiner. We use cookies to improve your website experience. No abstract is available for this article. A re-examination of classic ethnographies reveals the importance of both aristocracy and this inalienable power-wealth, even in iconic accounts of ‘egalitarian society’ such as Evans-Pritchard’s study of the Nuer. Afterword: The Challenge of Inalienable Possessions. Valerio Valeri. Unlimited viewing of the article PDF and any associated supplements and figures. Likewise, a father implies "(someone's) father". Search for more papers by this author. First published: June 1994. Jump to: navigation, search For the linguistic term, see Inalienable possession. No potential conflict of interest was reported by the author. Working off-campus? Search for more papers by this author. 5 Howick Place | London | SW1P 1WG. and you may need to create a new Wiley Online Library account. University of Chicago. Enter your email address below and we will send you your username, If the address matches an existing account you will receive an email with instructions to retrieve your username. Registered in England & Wales No. Register to receive personalised research and resources by email, Commonwealth, inalienable possessions, and the, /doi/full/10.1080/02757206.2018.1459598?needAccess=true. Nouns or nominal affixes in an inalienable possession relationship cannot exist independently or be "alienated" from their possessor. In linguistics, inalienable possession (abbreviated INAL) is a type of possession in which a noun is obligatorily possessed by its possessor. The archetypal form of this inalienable wealth is the landed estate – the ‘immovable property’ of Romano-Germanic law. I argue that classical anthropology missed the opportunity to explore aristocracy as a comparative analytical category. Inalienable nouns include body parts (such as leg, which is necessarily "someone's leg", even if severed from the body), kinship terms(such as mother), and part-whole relations (such as top). Please check your email for instructions on resetting your password. If you do not receive an email within 10 minutes, your email address may not be registered, To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy. For example, a hand implies "(someone's) hand", even if it is severed from the whole body. Unlimited viewing of the article/chapter PDF and any associated supplements and figures. Nouns or nominal affixes in an inalienable possession relationship cannot exist independently or be "alienated" from their possessor. Many languages reflect this distinction, but they vary o…

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