Enclosures from below? The politics of squatting and encroachment in the post Restoration New Forest

Griffin, Carl (2017) Enclosures from below? The politics of squatting and encroachment in the post Restoration New Forest. Historical Research. ISSN 0950-3471 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Notwithstanding recent interest in the politics of housing, squatting in the formative contexts of post-Restoration rural England remains little understood and studied. Drawing upon a diverse archive of central government papers and those of the local officers of the New Forest – the largest crown forest in England and Wales – the paper argues that the resort to squatting was both a function of the uneven contours of forest governance. Moreover, while squatting led to the formation of new communities, it was neither exclusively a plebeian act nor, against official discourses, necessarily an abuse of the assets of the forest.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Sharon Krummel
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2017 13:23
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 13:23
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/70495

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