The Resilience and Adaptation of OccupyDC
Article first published online: 3 MAR 2013
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Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings
Volume 2012, Issue 1, pages 339–342, October 2012
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LEONARD, A. (2012), The Resilience and Adaptation of OccupyDC. Ethnographic Praxis, 2012: 339–342. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-8918.2012.00044.x
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During the winter of 2012 Occupy DC's McPherson Square encampment was at its zenith. The movement crossed traditional class, race and gender boundaries and coalesced around a similar thread of goals. Parallel to the political missions of the moment, the encampment organically became a thriving community with its own set of rules, social mores, multiple sub-cultures and languages. Although the encampment is now gone, the movement continues to thrive through social media and pop up demonstrations. While very adaptive, the movement's next steps are anyone's guess.