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“Refugees from This Native Dreamland”: Life Narratives of Occupy Wall Street

“Refugees from This Native Dreamland”: Life Narratives of Occupy Wall Street This essay argues that Occupy Wall Street rethinks the concept of “the people” as no longer an abstract body politic, but a proliferating set of concrete, participatory collectives. This reconceptualization of modern mass politics proceeds, rhetorically, by recourse to the testimonial and the life narrative. In the turn to movement autobiography, we can decipher key aspects of the present political situation to which OWS strives to respond. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

“Refugees from This Native Dreamland”: Life Narratives of Occupy Wall Street

Biography , Volume 37 (1) – Nov 4, 2014

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University of Hawai'I Press
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0162-4962
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Abstract

This essay argues that Occupy Wall Street rethinks the concept of “the people” as no longer an abstract body politic, but a proliferating set of concrete, participatory collectives. This reconceptualization of modern mass politics proceeds, rhetorically, by recourse to the testimonial and the life narrative. In the turn to movement autobiography, we can decipher key aspects of the present political situation to which OWS strives to respond.

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BiographyUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 4, 2014

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