I’m sure you all have heard about (or perhaps participated in) the massive and energizing social justice activism that’s been happening in New York and around the country with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Since we’re focusing in this class on the theme of “imagining otherwise”–linking theory to social justice activism and the difficult necessity of creating social structures and relations beyond our current systems of oppression–I thought you might all find some of these posts interesting to think about in relationship to that.
How do you see the project of “imagining otherwise” at work in the Occupy Wall Street movement?
An article about how the figure of the octopus has been used visually to illustrate capitalism.
A fabulous article about the necessity of an intersectional race, class, and gender approach to the protests.
And an article problematizing the use of the term “occupy” in these and similar social justice movements.