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    the Enclosure Movement

    Hello:

    "The Enclosure Movement began around two centuries ago and continued until the early nineteenth century. It had a large effect on the landscape of Britain."

    From http://www2.needham.k12.ma.us/nhs/cu...et,_christ.htm

    Why is “the Enclosure” a movement in the British history? According to https://www.britannica.com/topic/social-movement, they(social movements) result from the more or less spontaneous coming together of people whose relationships are not defined by rules and procedures but who merely share a common outlook on society.

    Well, those small farmers who lost their strips of land probably didn’t share a common outlook with those wealthy farmers who held the consolidated land. Is “the enclosure” still a movement?
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    Re: the Enclosure Movement

    I followed your link to "The Enclosure Movement" but I did not see it called a "social movement".

    I disagree with your position that "... small farmers who lost their strips of land probably didn’t share a common outlook with those wealthy farmers who held the consolidated land."

    I think they did, but were simply unable to survive in business as a result of The Enclosure Movement. Their tiny holdings could not provide for their families without access to 'public lands' for hunting, gathering, and grazing. The previous system of large areas more-or-less shared was very inefficient, in much the same way that large collective farms didn't work in communist countries in the second half of the twentieth century.

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    #3

    Re: the Enclosure Movement

    Please note that it is British history, not the British history.
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    Re: the Enclosure Movement

    We would call it land grabbing today- the rich and powerful stole land and turned people off the smallholdings, forcing them to go to cities so that the rich could make fortunes off wool. Calling it a social movement is just whitewashing it.

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    Re: the Enclosure Movement

    No, it's not a social movement in the sense that the encyclopedia is defining it.

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    Re: the Enclosure Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    No, it's not a social movement in the sense that the encyclopedia is defining it.
    Then in what sense is it a movement?
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    Re: the Enclosure Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by luxury20041985 View Post
    Then in what sense is it a movement?
    In the sense of lots of people doing the same thing at more or less the same time, following others' leads.

    Historically speaking, there was a change (a movement) from one model to another.
    Last edited by jutfrank; 18-Jun-2019 at 00:26.

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