The End of Protest

The End of Protest

A New Playbook for Revolution

Book - 2016
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"From the co-creator of the Occupy Wall Street movement, a manifesto that inaugurates the future of social activism and the end of protest as you know it. Activism is broken. In recent years we have witnessed the largest protests in human history. And yet these mass mobilizations no longer change society. Protest is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance. Micah White explores the theory, tactics and principles of social change. From contemporary uprisings to pre-modern paradigm shifts such as the conversion of Constantine that ushered in the Christianization of Western Civilization, this is an inquiry into the miraculous power of collective epiphanies. Despite the challenges facing humanity, White finds reason for optimism. Occupy Wall Street was a constructive failure that exposed the limits of activism at the same time as it revealed a practical way forward. On the horizon are increasingly sophisticated global movements that will emerge in a bid to win power, govern cities and reorient the way we live. American activist Micah White co-created Occupy Wall Street, a global social movement, while an editor of Adbusters magazine."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada, ©2016
ISBN: 9780345810045
Branch Call Number: 303.484 WHI 2016
Characteristics: 317 pages ; 21 cm


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SCL_Justin Apr 02, 2019

I admire Marxists and believe we need to revolt against capitalism, and I think the cyclical approach to activism that White uses in this book (that's about Occupy and about protest in general) is very useful and in its way practical, especially in how it goes beyond the Marxist perspective. I appreciate that there are contradictions within the book but for me the most important aspect is the non-materialist perspective he takes. I think the problem is that he talks about meme warfare as being more than posting hashtags and garnering attention but the way to make it more and not just garnering spectacle for its own purpose is unclear. But the combination of tactics and timing and incorporating actual miracles is in its way the most human way of thinking about societal change I've read.

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