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Kinship, law, and politics, an anatomy of belonging, Joseph E. David.

Summary
Why are we so concerned with belonging? In what ways does our belonging constitute our identity? Is belonging a universal concept or a culturally dependent value? How does belonging situate and motivate us? Joseph E. David grapples with these questions through a genealogical analysis of ideas and concepts of belonging. His book transports readers to crucial historical moments in which perceptions of belonging have been formed, transformed, or dismantled. The cases presented here focus on the pivotal role played by belonging in kinship, law, and political order, stretching across cultural and religious contexts from eleventh-century Mediterranean religious legal debates to twentieth-century statist liberalism in Western societies. With his thorough inquiry into diverse discourses of belonging, David pushes past the politics of belonging and forces us to acknowledge just how wide-ranging and fluid notions of belonging can be
Table Of Contents
Corporal union as performance of belonging -- The making of kin belonging -- Territorial belonging and the law -- Religious identity and law -- The familial--political analogy -- Liberal iconoclasm --Beyond the analogy : liberal alternatives
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Jun 2020)
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 156 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781108606967

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