Visual Media and Culture of 'Occupy' (BOK)

Pamela Odih

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On 15th October 2011, hundreds of anti-capitalist protestors assembled into a spectacular carnivalesque procession towards Paternoster Square; the heartland of London's banking district. Beginning with Althusser's concept of 'interpellation', this book examines Occupy LSX St Paul's Cathedral in relation to media spectacle. Initially focusing on arrival narratives, it asks the question: were the 15th October 2011 anti-capitalist protestors 'hailed' into becoming the subjects of Occupy LSX St Paul's Cathedral? Based on extensive ethnographic interviews and photographic data, this book demonstrates the complex ways in which Occupy LSX St Paul's Cathedral 'interpolated' (Ashcroft 2001) and subverted media spectacle. Kairos exemplifies the longue duree of the art and ethics of Occupy. The bifarious dimensions of kairos emphasise an ethics of care and devotion alongside the indeterminate possibilities of the aleatory encounter. Formulated within Marxist aleatory materialism, this book explores the momentous reality of Occupy LSX St Paul's Cathedral. Instantiated within an extraordinary conjuncture of conflict between capital and labour, Occupy LSX St Paul's Cathedral manifested formidable expressions of resistance to the disembodied 'space of flows'; 'timeless times'; and the 'real virtualities' of transnational capitalist accumulation. Empirical case studies are used to engage with the extraordinary strategies that Occupy LSX St Paul's Cathedral politically cultivated to address: (i) the future of print news media, The Occupied Times of London; (ii) disjunctures and disruptions within the locality of the 'space of place' amidst the harsh reality of neoliberal austerity measures; (iii) the harnessing of multi-modal information communication technologies as part of an imperative to unite the 'space of place' with an international environmental citizenship; (iv) critically mobilising market analogues and promotional media integral to the neoliberal market reform of public sector healthcare provision and, in so doing, occupying a radical riposte to the entrepreneurial self and marketized morals of neoliberalism's homo economicus consumer citizen. In these and many other examples, this book argues that Occupy LSX St Paul's Cathedral exemplifies the possibilities of kairos as a condition and consequence of the politics, visual media and culture of new social movements.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Pamela Odih
Forlag
BERTRAMS
ISBN 9781443846226
Antall sider 366 Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd