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Searching for Marx in the Occupy movement

Author: John J Leveille
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a critical, participant observation study of the Philadelphia branch of the Occupy Wall Street social movement. It uses a revisionist Marxist framework, informed by critical theory, to understand and explain the organization and activities of this protest group.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Leveille, John J.
Searching for Marx in the Occupy movement.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017038636
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John J Leveille
ISBN: 9781498548434 1498548431
OCLC Number: 1005189462
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 305 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Marxism and social movements: reconstructed, post-, and new social movements --
Marxism and the Occupy movement --
Overview of Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Philadelphia --
The occupying context: history and the macro context --
The proximate context --
Organizational structures; hierarchies and power; autonomy and authenticities in Occupy --
Ideologies and the conflicts of humanism and rationality --
Schisms part one --
race, liberals and anarchy --
Schisms part two --
more ideological divides --
Relations with the outside --
The many faces of framing --
Emergent craziness: frustrations, hope, and trust --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: John Leveille.

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