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Dispossession

The wrongful, nonconsensual ouster or removal of a person from his or her property by trick, compulsion, or misuse of the law, whereby the violator obtains actual occupation of the land. Dispossession encompasses intrusion, disseisin, or deforcement.

dispossession

noun abridgment, assumption, condemnation, confiscation, dislodgment, disqualification, distrust, divestment, ejection, eviction, expropriation, expulsion, foreclosure, forfeiture, ouster, privation, removal, taking, usurpation
Associated concepts: adverse possession, ejection, wrongful dispossession, wrongful eviction
See also: abridgment, appropriation, assumption, attachment, condemnation, disqualification, disseisin, distraint, distress, eviction, expropriation, expulsion, foreclosure, forfeiture, garnishment, infringement, ouster, privation, rejection, taking
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It is interesting therefore that it is only now, in 2015, when indigenous people cannot even find a place to bury their dead, that the president of the ANC-led "New South Africa" raises the land question, yet dispossession was inherited from the apartheid government 21 years ago, in a country full of gold and diamond fields, yet beset with millions of landless poor who all happened to be black South Africans.
Regardless of stated or imagined intentions, Meyer's evidence and analysis clearly proves that the Jewish functionaries and intermediaries of the Association helped organize and execute the dispossession and deportation of their own people for the Nazi regime.
The physical removal of the Palestinians from their lands in the present is preceded by an epistemic dispossession which is facilitated by the ongoing attempts at recreating the biblical text in the modern, religious nationalist period.
under constant threat of home demolitions, displacement, dispossession and loss
As her title intimates, the texts under scrutiny here all share a particular concern with histories of dispossession and possession.
Rural citizens of Colombia have suffered repeated waves of internal displacement during the violence endemic to the country for the past sixty to seventy years, resulting in mass dispossession of property.
For him, this dispossession is the affective equivalent of the "state of exception" that Agamben, following Schmitt, defines as the act and space of exclusion that founds and regulates political institutions (8).
Benny Morris, one of the prominent "New Historians" of Israeli history (a category that includes Pappe as well as the venerable Avi Shlaim) described a book by Pappe on Palestine as "appallingC* [containing] errors of a quantity and a quality that are not found in serious historiography"; be that as it may, it is worth reviewing Morris' own justification for Palestinian dispossession.
He noted that foreign investments in Iran are attracted by two ways of Equity Participation and Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) and said: "the support provided by Iranian government to foreign investors includes political risk covers such as dispossession of property and government interference.
As Ann Curthoys noted in the Oxford Companion to Australian History, 'while signalling a desire to stress Aboriginal initiative and resistance, the text, like the scholarship on which it was based, tends to emphasise a story of dispossession, racial domination, exploitation, and the destructive processes of colonisation' (p.
The debate in Israel over whether to force all prospective Israeli citizens to declare loyalty to "a Jewish and democratic state" is reflective of the Israeli right's efforts to further institutionalise the dispossession of Palestinians.
This (killing) is part of a series of politically-motivated murders in Balochistan, and marks a tragic and dangerous trend in a province that is burning with dispossession and anger," she said in a statement.