Encouraging and Supporting Publicly Engaged Philosophical Research and Practices
This group is for those who want to think about the Occupy movement.
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Started by Public Philosophy Network Admin. Last reply by J. Britt Holbrook Dec 15, 2011.
Call for papers for the 2012 UCLA IRLE Graduate Student Research ConferenceFrom Port Huron to Occupy Wall Street: 50 Years of Student, Worker, and Social Justice StrugglesUCLA - March 13, 2012The…Continue
Started by J. Britt Holbrook Dec 2, 2011.
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Well, I'm a Baby Boomer, and I attended a Marcuse conference in Philadelphia with a lot of other Baby Boomers, and we all marched to Occupy Philly with Angela Davis (also a Baby Boomer). So I don't think it's a matter of age. Politics certainly play a role. But I think that contact does too. My students weren't very interested until they visited a site. And I personally was really impressed by my visits to Occupy sites in both Philly and Washington. As an urban theorist, I was interested in the concept of occupying a city. But I also found that the Occupiers had built their own "cities" in the spaces that they occupied, cities that functioned quite well. The "coherence" of the movement can be found in the ways that people with different politics learned from one another.
So, I wonder how many people see a correlation between generations and attitudes toward the occupy movement?
Is it mostly the Baby Boomers who decry occupy as incoherent?
Or is it more a matter of politics (which, for neoliberals at least, is essentially the same as economics)?
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