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Fugitive's Properties Law and the Poetics of Possession

ISBN-10: 0226044343

ISBN-13: 9780226044347

Edition: 2004

Authors: Stephen M. Best

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Description:

'The Fugitive's Properties' uncovers a poetics of intangible, personified property emerging out of antebellum laws, circulating through key 19th century works of literature, & informing cultural forms such as blackface minstrelsy & early race films.
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Book details

List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

List of Illustrations
Debts
Introduction
The Slave's Two Bodies
Fugitive Property
The Agency of Form
Fugitive Sound: Fungible Personhood, Evanescent Property Theft and Gift
Copyright Law
The Human Phonograph
The Poetics of Property, 1857
Impersonation
The Fugitive's Properties
Incalculable Dividend Fictions of Finance: Puttin' on Old Massa
Castles in the Air The Social Covenant of Property
Cuttin' of Figgers
Counterfactuals, Causation, and the Tenses of "Separate but Equal"
In Plain Black and White
Parallel Tracks
What Happened in the Tunnel
Conclusion
The Rules of the Game
Sin and Risk
Principle and History
Procedure and Pragmatism
Notes
Index