Postsecularity, political resistance, and protest in the Occupy Movement

  title={Postsecularity, political resistance, and protest in the Occupy Movement},
  author={Paul Cloke and Callum Sutherland and Andrew Williams},
This paper examines and critically interprets the interrelations between religion and the Occupy movements of 2011. It presents three main arguments. First, through an examination of the Occupy Movement in the UK and USA—and in particular of the two most prominent Occupy camps (Wall Street and London Stock Exchange)—the paper traces the emergence of postsecularity evidenced in the rapprochement of religious and secular actors, discourses, and practices in the event-spaces of Occupy. Second, it… 
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