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Subvert City: The Interventions of an Anarchist in Occupy Phoenix, 2011-2012

Abstract By way of combining the methodological practices of autoethnography and informal anarchist analysis of social movements, this project establishes anarchist autoethnography as a way of navigating the unavoidable and irreconcilable tensions between academic research and the ethical commitments of anarchists. By way of this method, I explore some of my interventions – as an anarchist – during the Occupy movement in Phoenix, Arizona from October, 2011 through until mid-2012. I explore the internal movement conflicts that arise when certain individuals, factions and political tendencies attempt to homogeneously define the interests of a heterogenous social movement that happens to employ anarchist principles of organization and includes the pa... (more)
Created Date 2020
Contributor Poe, Robert William (Author) / Quan, Helen L. T. (Advisor) / Wise, John M (Committee member) / Kamel, Nabil (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / Anarchism / Luddism / Occupy / Social Movements / Technology Studies / Urban Rebellion
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 264 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Justice Studies 2020
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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