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Lewis Hyde on the Second and Third Enclosures

Lewis Hyde traces the roots of the second enclosure (it goes back at least to the invention of printing); he describes traditional forms of resistance (such as the useful old custom of “beating the bounds”); and he outlines what he takes to be the “third enclosure,” the many ways in which market forces now capture not just known cultural commons but the unknown as well, the uncharted wilderness of nature, the wilderness of the human mind, and even the wilderness of the internet.


8 Jun 2009

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January 31, 2015