The Occupy Movement Explained

The Occupy Movement Explained

by Nicholas Smaligo


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812698558
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/16/2014
Series: Ideas Explained Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Nicholas Smaligo teaches philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, has been involved in several Occupy events, and has spent hundreds of hours discussing the meaning of the Occupy Movement with Occupy activists from all over the country. He lives in Carbondale, IL.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Introduction: What Happened to Occupy?
1. The Occupy Movement or The Movement of Occupations? The Problem of Direct Action in a Brand-driven World
2. "It Just Came Out of Nowhere": Occupy's Family Tree
3. White Kids and Homeless Folks: Who Participated in Occupy and Why?
4. "Are. We. The 99%!?" Police, Class, and Power
5. What Is Our One Demand?
6. Encampments and Their Discontents: Biopower, Drum-circles, and the Microcosm-effect
7. Is Occupy Anti-Capitalist? Reformism, Revolutionism, and the Implicit Assumptions of the Occupations
8. The Question of Violence: Chris Hedges versus the Black Bloc
Conclusion: Long Live the Tactic of Occupation!
Appendix: Primary Documents

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