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enclosure (inclosure)

n. land bounded by a fence, wall, hedge, ditch or other physical evidence of boundary. Unfortunately, too often these creations are not included among the actual legally-described boundaries and cause legal problems.

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ENCLOSURE. An artificial fence put around one's estate. Vide Close.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(59) See James Boyle, The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind (New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 2008); Boyle, "Second Enclosure Movement", supra note 11.
(130) See Boyle, "Second Enclosure Movement", supra note 11 at 58.
Boyle's depiction of real property rights within the context of the first enclosure movement examines social contract questions regarding the legitimacy of state power and the incentivisation that is seemingly inherent within those rights.
In the contemporary context, the nineteenth century criticisms relating to monopolies and the centralization of power stemming from iPRs have manifested in the second enclosure movement critique.
This relay of dis-closures precipitated by Marzec's deconstructive reading of the enclosing "truth discourse" of British agricultural history is accompanied by brilliant analyses, first, of a number of eighteenth-century British literary texts contemporaneous with the Enclosure Movement that demonstrate how this emergent deterritorializing reterritorializing logic of enclosure comes to inform their perspective on the land, the self, the nation, and, peripherally, the globe at large, most notably Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719), Henry Fielding's Tom Jones (1749), and Tobias Smollet's Expedition of Humphrey Clinker (1771).
The enclosure movement continues to draw our attention.
strident critics of the enclosure movement argue that it imposed
When Goldsmith's less romantic contemporaries write in defense of the enclosure movement, however, their rhetoric makes a decided turn away from the compassionate Puritan pamphlet writers of the seventeenth century.
The enclosure movement affected the manner in which the clergy were paid agricultural tithes, and Howlett and others wanted to ensure that they would continue to get their due.
This paper suggests that Britain's Enclosure Movement triggered a chain of events just before the industrial revolution that socially inhibited an organic format.
In contrast, the American economy collapsed in the Great Depression mainly because it used the bureaucratic social format, an artifact of Britain's traumatic Enclosure Movement. Dependent on inherently cost-rigid hired labor, U.S.
Moreover, that "enclosure movement," doing away as it did with the low-wage regional system, helped lay the social and economic bases of the civil rights movement of the 1960's.