This essay argues that Occupy Wall Street rethinks the concept of âthe peopleâ 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.
Biography – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Nov 4, 2014