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Primitive accumulation and re-appropriation of the information commons
Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (2009)
  • Wilhelm Peekhaus
Abstract
This paper suggests that LIS might benefit from critical political economy as a way of theorizing and responding to enclosures of information commons. The autonomist Marxist re-invigoration of ‘primitive accumulation’ offers a register for apprehending contemporary erosions of the commons. Autonomist Marxism also helps conceptualize resistance to enclosures.
Keywords
  • Marx,
  • autonomous Marxism,
  • information commons,
  • primitive accumulation
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Wilhelm Peekhaus. "Primitive accumulation and re-appropriation of the information commons" Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wilhelm_peekhaus/8/