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By W. J. T. Mitchell,Bernard E. Harcourt,Michael Taussig

Mic payment! Mic check! missing amplification in Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall highway protestors addressed each other through repeating and echoing speeches through the crowd. In Occupy, W. J. T. Mitchell, Bernard E. Harcourt, and Michael Taussig take the protestors’ lead and practice their very own resonant call-and-response, taking part in off of one another in 3 essays that have interaction the intense Occupy circulation that has swept internationally, studying every thing from self-immolations within the center East to the G8 crackdown in Chicago to the various protest symptoms nonetheless seen worldwide.

 

“You holiday throughout the display like Alice in Wonderland,” Taussig writes within the establishing essay, “and now you can’t go away or do with no it.” Following Taussig’s crafty mix of participatory ethnography and poetic meditation on Zuccotti Park, political and criminal pupil Harcourt examines the the most important distinction among civil and political disobedience. He indicates how via effecting the latter—by rejecting the very discourse and technique of politics—Occupy Wall highway protestors enacted an intensive new type of protest. ultimately, media critic and theorist Mitchell surveys the worldwide move of Occupy photos throughout mass and social media and appears at modern works by means of artists akin to Antony Gormley and the way they interact the physique politic, finally analyzing using empty area itself as a progressive monument.

 

Occupy stands now not as a primer on or an authoritative account of 2011’s revolutions, yet as a picture, a moment draft of background, past journalism and the polemics of the moment—an profession itself.

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