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Occupy nation : the roots, the spirit, and the promise of Occupy Wall Street

Author: Todd Gitlin
Publisher: New York : Itbooks, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Gitlin, Todd.
Occupy nation.
New York : itbooks, ©2012
(OCoLC)807100220
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Gitlin
ISBN: 9780062200938 0062200933
OCLC Number: 818755451
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 300 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Todd Gitlin ; photos throughout by the author ; special photo supplement by Victoria Schultz.

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