Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Disciplines

Law | Law and Philosophy | Law and Politics

Abstract

The political phenomenon that was born in Zuccotti Park in the fall of 2011 and spread rapidly across the nation and abroad immediately challenged our vocabulary, our grammar, our political categories – in short, our very language of politics. Although it was quickly apparent that a political paradigm shift had taken place before our eyes, it was hard to discern what Occupy Wall Street really represented, politically. It is time to begin to name this phenomenon and in naming to better understand it. So let me propose a term: political disobedience.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1086/668049

Comments

© 2012 The University of Chicago. Originally published in Critical Inquiry, Vol. 39, No. 1, p. 33, 2012.

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