Primitive Accumulation in the Cultural Common

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Article - Merrimack Access Only

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Review of Radical Political Economics

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A culture is a kind of common created by social communications and composed of both information and attention. Over the last hundred and forty years or so, the United States has seen an aggressive move toward the privatization of both the information and attention facets of the cultural commons. The model of a collectively governed commons offers a more democratic option than commodified communications.