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The occupiers : the making of the 99 percent movement, Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky

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The occupiers : the making of the 99 percent movement
Title
The occupiers
Title remainder
the making of the 99 percent movement
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Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky
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eng
Summary
  • "Occupy Wall Street burst onto the stage of history in the fall of 2011. First by the tens, then by the tens of thousands, protestors filled the streets and laid claim to the squares of nearly 1,500 towns and cities, until, one by one, the occupations were forcibly evicted. In The Occupiers, Michael Gould-Wartofsky offers a front-seat view of the action in the streets of New York City and beyond. Painting a vivid picture of everyday life in the square through the use of material gathered in the course of two years of on-the-ground investigation, Gould-Wartofsky traces the occupation of Zuccotti Park--and some of its counterparts across the United States and around the world--from inception to eviction. He takes up the challenges the occupiers faced, the paradoxes of direct democracy, and the dynamics of direct action and police action and explores the ways in which occupied squares became focal points for an emerging opposition to the politics of austerity, restricted democracy, and the power of corporate America. Much of the discussion of the Occupy phenomenon has treated it as if it lived and died in Zuccotti Park, but Gould-Wartofsky follows the evicted occupiers into exile and charts their evolving strategies, tactics, and tensions as they seek to resist, regroup, and reoccupy. Displaced from public spaces and news headlines, the 99 Percent movement has spread out from the financial centers and across an America still struggling to recover in the aftermath of the crisis. Even if the movement fails to achieve radical reform, Gould-Wartofsky maintains, its offshoots may well accelerate the pace of change in the United States in the years to come"--
  • "In The Occupiers, Michael Gould-Wartofsky--one of the first social scientists on the ground in Zuccotti Park--offers a front-seat view of the action in the streets of New York City and beyond. Painting a vivid picture of everyday life in the square through the use of material gathered in the course of a year of participant observation, Gould-Wartofksy traces the occupation of Zuccotti Park--and some of its counterparts across the United States and around the world--from inception to eviction. He takes up the challenges the occupiers faced, the paradoxes of direct democracy, and the dynamics of direct action and police action and explores the ways in which occupied squares became focal points for an emerging opposition to the politics of austerity, restricted democracy, and the power of corporate America. Much of the discourse on the Occupy phenomenon has treated it as if it lived and died in Zuccotti Park, but Gould-Wartofsky follows the evicted occupiers into exile and charts the evolving strategies of the movement as it seeks to resist, regroup, and reoccupy. Removed from public spaces and news headlines, Occupy has spread out from the financial centers and across an America still struggling to recover in the aftermath of the crisis. Even if the movement fails to achieve radical reform, Gould-Wartofksy maintains, it may well accelerate the pace of change in the United States in the years to come"--
Summary
"In The Occupiers, Michael Gould-Wartofsky--one of the first social scientists on the ground in Zuccotti Park--offers a front-seat view of the action in the streets of New York City and beyond. Painting a vivid picture of everyday life in the square through the use of material gathered in the course of a year of participant observation, Gould-Wartofksy traces the occupation of Zuccotti Park--and some of its counterparts across the United States and around the world--from inception to eviction. He takes up the challenges the occupiers faced, the paradoxes of direct democracy, and the dynamics of direct action and police action and explores the ways in which occupied squares became focal points for an emerging opposition to the politics of austerity, restricted democracy, and the power of corporate America. Much of the discourse on the Occupy phenomenon has treated it as if it lived and died in Zuccotti Park, but Gould-Wartofsky follows the evicted occupiers into exile and charts the evolving strategies ofthe movement as it seeks to resist, regroup, and reoccupy. Removed from public spaces and news headlines, Occupy has spread out from the financial centers and across an America still struggling to recover in the aftermath of the crisis. Even if the movement fails to achieve radical reform, Gould-Wartofksy maintains, it may well accelerate the pace of change in the United States in the years to come"--
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10396372
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Gould-Wartofsky, Michael A
Dewey number
303.48/40973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.G69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Occupy Wall Street (Movement)
  • Occupy movement
  • Protest movements
  • Political participation
  • Income distribution
  • Equality
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • Occupy Wall Street (Movement)
  • Equality
  • Income distribution
  • Occupy movement
  • Political participation
  • Protest movements
  • United States
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adult
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the making of the 99 percent movement
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The occupiers : the making of the 99 percent movement, Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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Contents
Introduction: Enter the 99 Percent -- Chapter 1. Occupy before Occupy -- Chapter 2. Organizing for Occupation -- Chapter 3. Taking Liberty Square -- Chapter 4. Crossing Brooklyn Bridge -- Chapter 5. Escalation to Eviction -- Chapter 6. The Occupiers in Exile -- Chapter 7. Otherwise Occupied -- Chapter 8. Spring Forward, Fall Back -- Conclusion: Between Past and Future -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn878299415
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9780199313914
Lccn
2014017159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)878299415
Label
The occupiers : the making of the 99 percent movement, Michael A. Gould-Wartofsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Enter the 99 Percent -- Chapter 1. Occupy before Occupy -- Chapter 2. Organizing for Occupation -- Chapter 3. Taking Liberty Square -- Chapter 4. Crossing Brooklyn Bridge -- Chapter 5. Escalation to Eviction -- Chapter 6. The Occupiers in Exile -- Chapter 7. Otherwise Occupied -- Chapter 8. Spring Forward, Fall Back -- Conclusion: Between Past and Future -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn878299415
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9780199313914
Lccn
2014017159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)878299415

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