Mitchell, Harcourt and Taussig on Occupy

In Critical Inquiry, W.J.T. Mitchell, Bernard Harcourt and Michael Taussig discuss Occupy. Thanks to Alex Vasudevan for the link and some commentary on Mitchell.

v39n1_290_435If journalism is the first draft of history, the following essays might be described as a stab at a second draft. It is an attempt by three scholars from different disciplines, with sharply contrasting methodologies, to provide an account of the protest movements of 2011, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. We deploy the perspectives of ethnography, political thought, and iconology in an effort to produce a multidimensional picture of this momentous year of revolutions, uprisings, mass demonstrations, and—most centrally—the occupations of public space by protest movements.



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