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Common as air : revolution, art, and ownership

Author: Lewis Hyde
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this lively, carefully argued, and well-documented book, Hyde brings the past to bear on present matters, shedding fresh light on everything from the Human Genome Project to Bob Dylan's musical root, revealing a vision of how to reclaim the commonwealth of art and ideas that we were meant to inherit. --Book jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Hyde
ISBN: 9780374223137 0374223130
OCLC Number: 456171442
Description: [xi], 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Defending the cultural commons --
What is a commons? --
The enclosure of culture --
Framing a commonwealth --
Benjamin Franklin, founding pirate --
Liberty to communicate --
The common self --
The common self now --
Enduring commons.
Responsibility: Lewis Hyde.

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