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Inheriting kinship : Norwegian holiday property as relational practice .

Abram, S. (2020) 'Inheriting kinship : Norwegian holiday property as relational practice .', in Nordic inheritance law through the ages. Leiden: Brill, pp. 251-271. Studies in the history of private law.


This chapter approaches inheritance as a form of intergenerational gift, with reference to anthropological theories of exchange and kinship. In doing this, it considers a particular kind of property, the Norwegian holiday home, and the distinctive practices attached to its use and inheritance. The chapter shows how the holiday home attracts a particularly acute role in family relations during the process of inheritance from parents to children, and illustrates how legal concepts are adopted from one arena and applied to another.

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Date accepted:07 July 2020
Date deposited:17 July 2020
Date of first online publication:13 July 2020
Date first made open access:13 July 2021

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