Subversive Property: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging (Social Justice)

Subversive Property: Law and the Production of Spaces of Belonging (Social Justice)

By: Sarah Keenan (author)Hardback

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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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Sarah Keenan is a Lecturer in Law at Birkbeck, University of London. She researches in the areas of feminist legal theory, critical race theory and property


Chapter One 'Prossy Has Been Saved!' A Sense Of Unease, A Lack Of Connection, A Spatial Turn, Chapter Two Law/Space/Belonging? Legal Geography And Its Discontents, Chapter Three From Positionality To Spatiality: Theorising Legal Geography And Finding Life In Space, Chapter Four Subversive Property: Reshaping Malleable Spaces Of Belonging, Chapter Five Homelands: Property And Belonging In Australia's Northern Territory Intervention, Chapter Six Your Lesbian Property Please: Refugee Law And The Production Of Homonormative Landscapes, Chapter Seven Taking Space With You: Inheritance, Appropriation And Belonging Across Time And Space, Bibliography, Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/07/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781138013988
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 202
  • ID: 9781138013988
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1138013986

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