The Occupiers: The Making of the 99 Percent Movement


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Oxford University Press, USA
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6.5 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.19 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Gould-Wartofsky is a PhD candidate in Sociology at New York University, and holds a BA in Government from Harvard University. Gould-Wartofsky was one of the first social scientists on the ground at Occupy Wall Street on Sept 17, 2011, beginning his inquiry then and continuing uninterrupted ever since. He has written for The Nation, Monthly Review, Salon, and Mother Jones.


"A valuable view of the explosive movement that gave voice to outrage over our new gilded age." -Kirkus Review

"An action-packed, highly readable, sophisticated analysis of the multi-layered origins, the complicated inner workings, and the both sad and hopeful outcomes of the Occupy movement. I couldn't put it down." -Jane Mansbridge, Harvard University

"Michael Gould-Wartofsky's thorough, level-headed and fair-minded account of Occupy Wall Street pulls together evidence from many quarters, including his own on-the-ground experience, and should prove clarifying for all past and future Occupiers."-Todd Gitlin, author of Occupy Nation

"Beautifully written, carefully researched, Gould-Wartofsky presents a blow-by-blow insider account of the origins, trajectory, and dispersion of the Occupy movement. In dissecting Occupy's internal divisions and the mighty forces arrayed against it, Gould-Wartofsky shows the resilience as well as the destructiveness of capitalism. A must-read for anyone interested in contemporary social movements."-Michael Burawoy, University of California, Berkeley

"Michael Gould-Wartofsky gives us a brilliant exploration of the Occupy movement. He positions the thick micro-worlds that constituted the movement in a larger historical process - not lineal but transversally crossed by triumphs and evictions, harmonies and disagreements. He signals a possibility, and I would agree with it, that just because the occupations have ceased the larger politico-social project has not necessarily ended." -Saskia Sassen, author of Expulsions