To Have and to Hold: The Meaning of Ownership in the United States

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NOTES
1.
Toichi Mabuchi, "Magico-Religious Land Ownership in Central Formosa and Southeast Asia", Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnology Academia Sinica 29, Part 1 (Spring 1970): 356-357.
2.
Thomas A. Sebeok, "Fetish", The American Journal of Semiotics 6, 4 ( 1989): 60.
3.
Michael T. Taussig, The Devil and Commodity Fetishism In South America (Chapel Hill, N. C., 1980), 31-32.
4.
Linus W. Kline and C. J. France, "The Psychology of Ownership", The Pedagogical Seminary 6, 3 ( September 1899): 440.
5.
Kline and France, 454.
6.
Kate Loewental, "Property", European Journal of Social Psychology 6, 3 (May-June 1976): 345.
7.
See Lita Furby, "Possession in Humans: An Exploratory Study of Its Meaning and Motivation", Social Behavior and Personality 6, 2 ( 1978): 49-65; Lita Furby, "Collective Possession and Ownership: A Study of Its Judged Feasibility and Desirability", Social Behavior and Personality 8, 2 ( 1980): 165-184, and Lita Furby, "The Origins and Early Development of Possessive Behavior", Political Psychology 2, 1 (Spring 1980): 38.
8.
Loewental, 347.
9.
Werner Muensterberger, Collecting An Unruly Passion: Psychological Perspectives (Princeton, 1994), 7.
10.
Harry Berger Jr., "Naive Consciousness and Culture Change: An Essay in Historical Structuralism", Midwest Modern Language Association Bulletin 6, 1 (Spring 1973): 6-10.
11.
Berger, 35.
12.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, "Why We Need Things", in History from Things: Essays on Material Culture, edited by Steven Lubar and W. David Kingery ( Washington and London, 1993), 22.
13.
Loewental, 346-347.
14.
Csikszentmihalyi, "Why We Need Things,"28.
15.
Lee Ellis, "On the Rudiments of Possessions and Property", Social Science Information 24, 1 ( March 1985): 117.
16.
Taussig, 37.
17.
Lewis Hyde, The Gift: Imagination and the Erotic Life of Property ( New York, 1983), 25.
18.
Hyde, xiv.
19.
Taussig, 28.
20.
Owen P. Fredrickson, The Psychology of Ownership ( Washington, D.C., 1954), 7, 12.
21.
Saint Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica ( Cambridge, England and New York, 1964); II-II, q32, q7, ad3.
22.
Frederickson, 17.
23.
Various sects within the monastic community, Mother Theresa, the Quakers, the Shakers, and many utopian communities throughout history.
24.
Karl Peter and Ian Whitaker, "The Acquisition of Personal Property Among Hutterites and Its Social Dimensions", Anthropologica 23, 2 ( 1981) (New Series): 147.
25.
Peter and Whitaker, 150.
26.
Stuart Henry, The Hidden Economy: The Context and Control of Borderline Crime (Port Townsend, Wash., 1978), 48.
27.
The Times 1963:4, quoted in Henry, 49.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • 1 - What is Property? 1
  • Notes 31
  • 2 - Who Owns the Land? 35
  • Notes 55
  • 3 - Who Owns the United States? Part I 59
  • Notes 80
  • 4 - Who Owns the United States? Part II 83
  • Notes 100
  • 5 - The Meaning of Ownership 103
  • Notes 124
  • 6 - Consuming as Owning 127
  • Notes 149
  • 7 - Woman as Possession: Images of Owning 153
  • Notes 177
  • 8 - Beyond Consumerism: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness 181
  • Notes 209
  • Selected Bibliography 213
  • Index 235
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