Dreaming in Public: Building the Occupy Movement

Dreaming in Public: Building the Occupy Movement


Since September 2011, the Occupy circulate has captured the world's mind's eye. The media has been flooded with bills of demonstrations, descriptions of the encampments, interviews with Occupiers, and discussions of Occupy's benefits, political and in a different way. yet what do its contributors need to say?

Dreaming in Public gathers jointly dispatches, essays, weblog posts, and photographs from in the stream geared toward influencing its improvement and addressing these now not but concerned. Produced by means of player reporters, political analysts, writers, polemicists, photographers, organizers, and activists, those records seize the colourful, contentious, illuminating, and artistic trade of Occupy.

Work from participants equivalent to Naomi Klein and Harsha Walia supplement public declarations from the flow, photos, and photographs. a few items discover the rites and rituals of the circulate, others its goals and total constitution. but others absorb the position changes of race and gender play in a move that says to symbolize the 99%, and the advanced company of keeping city encampments. Many think of the problem participatory democracy poses to traditional principles of what politics is or should still be.

The fabrics during this assortment attest not just to the intense political power that has already pop out of Occupy, yet to the results of the circulation for the future.

Amy Schrager Lang is professor of English and arts at Syracuse college and writer of a few books.

Daniel Lang/Levitsky is an artist, theater manufacturer, author, and founding member of the Direct motion community and Jews opposed to the Occupation.

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