Harrison, Simon (1992) RITUAL AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. MAN, 27 (2). pp. 225-244. [Journal article]
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This article discusses the existence of property rights in ritual symbolism, focusing particularly on disputes over these rights. A universe of such rights is comparable in certain respects to a prestige economy such as the Kula system. They both manifest the same conception of property as a symbolic representation of persons. Both involve contests for the control of high-status forms of property, between political actors competing for prestige and legitimacy. Some illustrations are given of the uses of this perspective in analysing processes of change in ritual systems.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
|Deposited By:||Mrs Fiona Harkin|
|Deposited On:||23 Dec 2009 09:20|
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