The Lawful Forest: A Critical History of Property, Protest and Spatial Justice

Cristy Clark, John Page

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This book is a study of the critical history of space, and the ways in which a dominant property ideology has entrenched an exclusionary and profoundly alienating version of spatial ordering. It focuses on select periods in time, when the seemingly linear trajectory of enclosure momentarily wavers and alternate spatial paths briefly materialise, before ‘disappearing’ from plain sight. Using the forest as a thematic device, Cristy Clark and John Page explore the tensions that pervade our propertied relationships: between commodity and community, abstraction and context, and private enclosure and the public square.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages248
ISBN (Electronic)9781474487474
ISBN (Print)9781474487443
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Critical Studies in Law, Literature and the Humanities
PublisherEdinburgh University Press

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