Occupy Nation

Occupy Nation

The Roots, the Spirit, and the Promise of Occupy Wall Street

eBook - 2012
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Provides a better understanding of the Occupy Wall Street movement by exploring its origins, spirit, uniqueness, predecessors, and inner tensions, while discussing the role it's likely to play in future political culture.
Publisher: New York : itbooks, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062200938
0062200933
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 300 p.) : ill.
Contents: Preface
PART ONE: TWO ENERGY CENTERS: Pioneers
Surprise! popularity and polarization
Energy is eternal delight
PART TWO: THE SPIRIT OF OCCUPY: Oases and bases
Rituals of participation
The evolution of horizontalism
Spendors and miseries of structurelessness
And leaderlessness
The movement as its own demand
Wonders of nonviolence
Radicals
The co-optation phobia
Live-in victories
Work the system? Change it? Smash?
Can the outer movement get organized?
Is there a global revolution?
"This is the beginning of the beginning"
Afterword
Zuccotti Park: a photographic record
Acknowledgments.
Summary: Provides a better understanding of the Occupy Wall Street movement by exploring its origins, spirit, uniqueness, predecessors, and inner tensions, while discussing the role it's likely to play in future political culture.

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Corey G Brooks May 15, 2015

"I thought that it was important to read this book, because the interest that I found the 'occupy movement' had (according to Morton Keller, author of 'Obama's time') in the Obama administration [terms]."

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