Dignity Takings and Dignity Restoration: Creating a New Theoretical Framework for Understanding Involuntary Property Loss and the Remedies Required

@article{Atuahene2016DignityTA,
  title={Dignity Takings and Dignity Restoration: Creating a New Theoretical Framework for Understanding Involuntary Property Loss and the Remedies Required},
  author={Bernadette Atuahene},
  journal={Law \&\#x0026; Social Inquiry},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={796 - 823}
}
  • B. Atuahene
  • Published 1 September 2016
  • Law
  • Law & Social Inquiry
In We Want What's Ours: Learning from South Africa's Land Restitution Program, I introduced the concept of “dignity takings,” which I defined as property confiscation that involves the dehumanization or infantilization of the dispossessed. I argued that the appropriate remedy for a dignity taking is “dignity restoration”: material compensation to dispossessed populations through processes that affirm their humanity and reinforce their agency. For this symposium, contributors were invited to… 
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