Occupy Wall Street: An "Imaginative" Exploration of the September, 2011 Protests in New York City

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Title: Occupy Wall Street: An "Imaginative" Exploration of the September, 2011 Protests in New York City
Authors: Quintal, Jason
Date: 2015
Abstract: The Occupy Wall Street Movement on September 17, 2011 that involved public protest and the occupation of Zuccotti Park in New York City’s financial district, is an important example of mass public dissent in American history. The conflict that lies at the heart of the protests is between two parties identified in the data as the 99% and the 1%. An abductive, grounded research strategy to explore the language used in interpreting the circumstances and details of the event, is used in conjunction with a theoretical framework provided by C. Wright Mills (1959) and Jock Young (2011), to uncover the motivations behind the 99%’s decision to protest. What is revealed upon completion of the analysis are two broad motivations for public protest by the 99% related to issues of fairness and access, set within an historical context of growing dissent against corrupt economic institutions and the governments that sustain them.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/32180
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-2862
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