RITUAL AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Simon Harrison

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    Abstract

    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.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages225-244
    JournalMAN
    Volume27
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 1992

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    Harrison, S. (1992). RITUAL AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. MAN, 27(2), 225-244.
    Harrison, Simon. / RITUAL AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. In: MAN. 1992 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 225-244.
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