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Occupy Wall Street: Challenging Neoliberal Reification

Anita Chari

in A Political Economy of the Senses: Neoliberalism, Reification, Critique

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173896
eISBN:
9780231540384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173896.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores recent forms of neoliberal protest that have emerged in response to the economic crisis in the United States and Europe. The chapter focuses on the recent Occupy movement and ... More


The Nature of Change

Terri Friedline

in Banking on a Revolution: Why Financial Technology Won't Save a Broken System

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190944131
eISBN:
9780190944148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944131.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores the possibilities for a financial system revolution that equalizes access and democratizes power, such as through movements like Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street. ... More


The Influence of Anarchism in Occupy Wall Street

Heather Gautney

in Radical Gotham: Anarchism in New York City from Schwab's Saloon to Occupy Wall Street

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041051
eISBN:
9780252099595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041051.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is a massive protest movement calling for radical social change and an end to unbridled corruption. OWS emerged in September 2011 in New York with highly confrontational ... More


A Political Economy of the Senses: Neoliberalism, Reification, Critique

Anita Chari

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173896
eISBN:
9780231540384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173896.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Anita Chari revives the concept of reification from Marx and the Frankfurt School to spotlight the resistance to neoliberal capitalism now forming at the level of political economy and at the more ... More


Women Occupying Wall Street: Gender Conflict and Feminist Mobilization

Heather McKee Hurwitz and Verta Taylor

in 100 Years of the Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women's Political Activism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190265144
eISBN:
9780190265175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265144.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter analyzes the significance of gender conflict and feminist mobilization for the emergence and dynamics of the Occupy Wall Street movement that began in 2011. The analysis is based on ... More


Occupy Precarity: Challenging the Limits of Collective Agency Under Neoliberalism

Sanford F. Schram

in The Return of Ordinary Capitalism: Neoliberalism, Precarity, Occupy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190253011
eISBN:
9780190253042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253011.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Economy

This chapter looks in depth at the political potential reflected in Occupy Wall Street as a protest movement. The chapter examines how Occupy can be seen as successful as a protest movement in ... More


At the Crossroads of Hope and Despair

Matthew Frye Jacobson

in The Historian's Eye: Photography, History, and the American Present

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649665
eISBN:
9781469649689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649665.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter offers a study of the early Obama years against the backdrop of national optimism and the darkness of the Great Recession. Images capture street protests, good humor, and political ... More


Middle-Class Melancholia: Self-sufficiency After the Demise of Christianized Capitalism (U.S. Style)

Sanford F. Schram

in The Return of Ordinary Capitalism: Neoliberalism, Precarity, Occupy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190253011
eISBN:
9780190253042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253011.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Economy

This chapter examines the contrasting responses to the recent shift in the political economy by Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Party. The chapter makes use of the idea of melancholia (especially as ... More


Radical Gotham: Anarchism in New York City from Schwab's Saloon to Occupy Wall Street

Tom Goyens (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041051
eISBN:
9780252099595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041051.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

New York City's identity as a cultural and artistic center, as a point of arrival for millions of immigrants sympathetic to anarchist ideas, and as a hub of capitalism made the city a unique and ... More


“Keep Government out of My Medicare”: The Search for Popular Support of Taxes and Social Spending

Gillian Lester

in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199988488
eISBN:
9780190218249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

Despite the broad reach of the American welfare state, Americans continue to have conflicted and contradictory attitudes about the role of the state in mediating economic equality through both ... More


The 2012 Overture

Morton Keller

in Obama's Time: A History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199383375
eISBN:
9780190252434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199383375.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the impact of Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012 on American politics. It begins with an overview of America’s political culture, with emphasis on the role of the Democratic ... More


Constricting Boundaries: Collective Identity in the Tea Party Movement

Deana A. Rohlinger, Jesse Klein, Tara M. Stamm, and Kyle Rogers

in Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479898992
eISBN:
9781479806799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898992.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Collective identity, or a shared sense of belonging to a group, is the scaffolding of social movements. Integral to collective identity is the creation and articulation of the boundaries of a group. ... More


A Tale of Two Movements

Lawrence Rosenthal and Christine Trost (eds)

in Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520274228
eISBN:
9780520954106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274228.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This epilogue suggests that the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movements have something fundamental in common. They are both expressions of pain from differing points of view of the same ... More


Social Movement Logics—Past, Present, and Future

Todd Wolfson (ed.)

in Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038846
eISBN:
9780252096808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038846.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This concluding chapter reexamines the Cyber Left against the backdrop of informational capitalism and history. Through this lens, it discusses indymedia as a precursor to Occupy Wall Street and many ... More


After Acceptance: The Tea Party, Occupy, and Prospects for Political Transformation

Deva R. Woodly

in The Politics of Common Sense: How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780190203986
eISBN:
9780190244125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203986.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The book has argued that political meanings are created, shaped, and changed primarily in public discourse and that the arguments that frame these discourses, as well as the ways that they change ... More


Back to Work

Joseph R. Fitzgerald

in The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176499
eISBN:
9780813176529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176499.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

The final chapter briefly touches on Richardson’s second divorce but focuses on her difficulties finding and keeping employment. After holding a series of jobs in various corporate and not-for-profit ... More


Workers and Political Voice

Christopher Martin

in No Longer Newsworthy: How the Mainstream Media Abandoned the Working Class

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501735257
eISBN:
9781501735264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501735257.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 5 exploresthe idea of political voice. It charts how the shift in journalism’s positions about labor unions and the working class relates to the shift in focus of the Democrat and Republican ... More


Narrowcasting: How Media and Political Disruption Changed the Economic Debate

John Stackhouse

in Re-Imagining Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785453
eISBN:
9780191827372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785453.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

Serious debate about the state of capitalism has been undermined in both media and political realms by the technological forces that, ironically, capitalism helped bring to life. The pervasive power ... More


Sedimentation and Drift

Robin Wagner-Pacifici

in What Is an Event?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439648
eISBN:
9780226439815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439815.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter focuses on the historical event known as 9/11, particularly on the shapes this event has taken in lower Manhattan. The concept of an event eddy is introduced. This concept captures the ... More


Occupying the Commons: The Populist and the Sovereigntist Public

Margaret Kohn

in The Death and Life of the Urban Commonwealth

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190606596
eISBN:
9780190606633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606596.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that we should understand the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement synecdochally as a struggle over the meaning and significance of public and private. The first section of the ... More


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