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Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice

The Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, and the Great Recession

Authors: Kumkar, Nils C.

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  • Based on the interpretation of (qualitative) interviews, focus-group discussions and participant observations conducted with activists from the two movements in the years 2012-2014
  • Refers to available surveys and statistics on the protest movements
  • Of interest to scholars and students working on contemporary capitalism, dynamics of class-societies, and social movements on the right and left of the political spectrum
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About this book

This book analyzes the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street as symptoms of the structural crisis of US capitalism and its class structure. It shows that the protests have to be understood as rooted in the petty bourgeoisie’s lived experience of crisis, which also plays a crucial role in current political developments like the successful presidential campaign of Donald Trump. The book explains the Great Recession as an acute phase of the structural crisis of the finance-dominated accumulation regime, identifies the social classes from which the core-participants of the respective protests recruited themselves and the socioeconomic developments to which they were exposed in the years leading up to the protests, and interprets interviews and group discussions conducted with activists to reconstruct the habitus that structured both their experience of the crisis and their resonance with the respective protest practices. It thereby provides an encompassing understanding of the social logics not only of these social movements, but of the current political conjuncture in the US.

About the authors

Nils C. Kumkar is a postdoctoral research fellow at the SOCIUM, University of Bremen, Germany

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 118,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73688-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73687-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 145,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-08836-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Tea Party, Occupy Wall Street, and the Great Recession
Authors
Series Title
Critical Political Theory and Radical Practice
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73688-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73688-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73687-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08836-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 279
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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