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The Resource Occupying London : post-crash resistance and the limits of possibility, by Samuel Burgum, (electronic resource)

Occupying London : post-crash resistance and the limits of possibility, by Samuel Burgum, (electronic resource)

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Occupying London : post-crash resistance and the limits of possibility
Title
Occupying London
Title remainder
post-crash resistance and the limits of possibility
Statement of responsibility
by Samuel Burgum
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Just because there has been a crisis does not necessarily mean there is going to be a change. And yet why, exactly, did nothing change in the face of global resistances and movements which followed the financial meltdown of 2007/8? Based on ethnographic research with the Occupy movement in London - as a case study of one post-crash attempt to bring alternatives about - this book argues that change was ultimately foreclosed by widespread 'common sense' limitations of what was considered possible after the crash.Offering a critically constructive analysis of the Occupy movement in London and incorporating both activist praise and self-criticism of their movement, Occupying London discusses both the political potential suggested by the occupation of space and the slogan 'we are the 99%', as well as the problematic extension of post-crash normativity into the movement through issues of organisation, repetitions of wider norms, and an inadvertent acceptance of wider distributions of possibility. Such positives and negatives are shown to have played out in a wide-range of arenas: from the occupation of space itself, through attempts to organise collective appearance and voice, as well as 'authentic' constructions of resistance and 'cynical' framings of power. The author's intention is to provoke thought on behalf of any 'half-fascinated, half-devastated witnesses' of the financial crash and the political disappointments which followed. It is argued that such movements possess the potential to bring about progressive change, but only if they intervene into wider distributions of 'common sense' by embracing collective symbolic efficiency and avoiding binary framings of 'authentic' resistance vs. 'hidden' power.--
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1988-
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Burgum, Samuel
Dewey number
339.2
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Routledge advances in sociology
  • T&F EBS eBooks
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  • Occupy London (Movement)
  • Income distribution
  • Occupy movement
  • Occupy movement
  • Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009
  • Income distribution
  • Occupy movement
Label
Occupying London : post-crash resistance and the limits of possibility, by Samuel Burgum, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315265254
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315265254
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315265254
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034620758
Label
Occupying London : post-crash resistance and the limits of possibility, by Samuel Burgum, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315265254
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315265254
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315265254
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1034620758

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