From alterglobalization to Occupy Wall Street: Neoanarchism and the new spirit of the left

@article{Taylor2013FromAT,
  title={From alterglobalization to Occupy Wall Street: Neoanarchism and the new spirit of the left},
  author={Blair Taylor},
  journal={City},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={729 - 747}
}
Neoanarchist politics have become increasingly hegemonic on the North American left. Tracing its emergence during the Seattle WTO demonstrations in 1999 to its recent incarnation in the Occupy Wall Street movement, this article argues that neoanarchism's attempts to “change the world without taking power” pose serious theoretical and practical problems for emancipatory politics today. The text also examines recuperation as a factor in social movement decline, arguing that the incorporation of… 
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