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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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 279-299
Launched on MUSE
2014-11-04
Open Access
No
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