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n the rightful ownership; the exclusive right to a thing.
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While being propertyless is an empowering source of resistance for Hardt and Negri, as well as for others who imagine an end to private property, it is repeatedly imagined in popular zombie narratives as a living death, a monstrous not a liberating posthumanity.
The Council records are similarly offered as proof that propertyless residents had no political voice, that they did not circulate the petitions to initiate public works.
Only an insignificant number of whites were the propertyless, shiftless sort whom mythology has censured as poor white trash.
Compare John Adams's proposed response to the disenfranchisement of propertyless men, in his letter to Sullivan, supra note 50.
Bannister feels that social historians have given too much agency to working people, whether they might be referred to as servants, plebeians, or the propertyless, by overstating "the case against mercantile influence" in Newfoundland history.
32) Finally, Harry Ormond, the propertyless hero of Edgeworth's last Irish novel, also receives a social and economic education, although, as an Irish resident, it is one based on his experience of contrasting social formations within Ireland (and, to a lesser extent, in old-regime France).
Siba Grovogui points out in impressive deta il that most of Grotius's work worked firstly to empower the Dutch in their arguments and battles with the Spanish and the Portuguese over the rights to trade with the colonies, both in Asia and Africa, as well as with the New World; and secondly, it worked to coalesce an incipient Europe against the "other"--variously defined as the Islamic Middle East, the despotic Asians, the propertyless Indians of the New World, and the slaves of Africa.
These latter referred to relations between men (relations which Marx adds "are necessary and independent of their will"), which were simply an aspect of the relations in which men stood to the productive forces: for example, the relationship between masters and slaves in a slave economy or of capitalists and workers in contemporary society, depending on their respective characters as owners and owned or as propertied and propertyless.
General statements, some of them very surprising, such as that "widespread blindness in the sixteenth century enlarged the problem of indigence" (6), or a reference to "the growing masses of propertyless men, women and children thrown literally into the highways of western Europe" (12), are typical.
A low qualification too, must be rejected: "|A~ very low qualification is of no use, as affording no security for a good choice beyond that which would exist if no pecuniary qualification was required" (1820a, 22), since the votes of the propertyless would be so few as not to disturb the interest of the rest of the "community.
He hated the bourgeoisie and late capitalism, and gave away his millions without stint or grudge, and died propertyless and almost penniless, still ferocious about freedom and choice, without excuses, looking in his old fake-leather jacket once again to the young, a Chaplin-like "small old tram:" says Cohen-Solal, "carelessly wandering from the Closerie des Lilas to La Coupole, with |nothing in his hands, nothing in his pockets.