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Plagiarism, Kinship and Slavery

Abstract

In conversation with Marilyn Strathern's work on kinship and especially on metaphors of intellectual and reproductive creativity, this paper provides an analysis of plagiarism not as a violation of intellectual property but of the kinship relationships between author, work, and readers. It also analyzes the role of figures of kidnapped slaves and children in the genealogy of the modern concept of plagiarism. © 2014, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

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