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By Alain Pottage, Martha Mundy

Evaluating welfare guidelines within the U.S. and Western Europe aimed toward the "workless" inhabitants, this research notes that the eu exertions guidelines of welfare prone provide the simplest approach to bringing the socially excluded again into mainstream society. regardless of modifications in ideology and perform, Joel Handler argues that there also are major similarities among the U.S. and the Europeans, specifically in field-level practices that serve to exclude the main weak. the writer examines options for reform and concludes with a controversy for a easy source of revenue warrantly.

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Although the theory is too complex to be addressed here,58 it is important to say something about how the theme of ownership sets up an analogy between Melanesian fabrications of bodily form and Western anxieties about the reification of the body. In the Melanesian context, bodily form can be described (by analogy) as the subject matter of ownership because each reification is elicited by the person(s) to whom it is addressed (Strathern, Chapter 7): When a male initiate steps forward all decked out in his transformed body, a new member of the clan, his clansmen own so to speak the concept of this person as ‘a male clansman’.

The Melanesian examples shows how persons can appear as distinct, whole, things and therefore as objects of ownership. ‘Wholeness’ in this context is a bodily quality. If the Melanesian person is composed of multiple relations, then the moment in which they become a thing and hence an object of ownership is the moment in which their relational potentiality is entirely eclipsed by the identity and relation which is being actualised in the present moment. This proposition condenses Strathern’s rendering of the virtual multiplicity of the Melanesian person.

On the status of locus religiosus, see generally F. de Visscher, Le droit des tombeaux romains (Milan, 1963), pp. 55 et seq. 3 Thus, the tomb defined the perceptible limits of a prohibition addressed to the living. 4 This way of setting up a prohibition admitted of no equivocation or ambiguity. Limits were known because they were clearly established. They were given perceptible form by the particular area of the soil, by the monument built upon it, and by the materials used to build that monument: stones, marbles, columns, and statues.

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