Why Does Occupy Matter?

  title={Why Does Occupy Matter?},
  author={Jenny Pickerill and John Krinsky},
  journal={Social Movement Studies},
  pages={279 - 287}
Analysing the Occupy movement is important for understanding the political importance of social movements and the theoretical limits of social movement approaches. Occupy enables us to critically re-examine and question what we think we know about the processes of collective action. We identify eight contentions which illustrate why Occupy matters to scholars and which challenge us to re-examine existing assumptions: (1) the core claim to space that Occupy asserts; (2) the power of the language… 
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