Occupy: Towards a consequential politics
LE3 .A278 2012
Master of Arts
This research uses the Occupy Movement in Canada and the United States as a springboard to discuss contemporary political struggle in the minority world. Drawing on the experiences of past social movements and the current struggle by Occupy activists, the research discusses the limitations of reformist, non-hierarchical, and prefigurative strategies within contemporary movements and asks how those who are exploited within capitalism can consciously and collectively push contemporary struggle in an anti-capitalist direction. Drawing on the writings of Marx, Engels and Lenin, the work examines how understandings of practice, the state and class politics continue to be central to the social justice agenda.
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