Counterpublic Protest and the Purpose of Occupy: Reframing the Discourse of Occupy Wall Street

Allison Laubach Wright


Using the theoretical lens of counterpublics (Michael Warner; Nancy Fraser) this paper examines the Occupy Wall Street movement. By reframing the discourse around the movement, we can better understand the way Occupy operates and better judge its success as a movement trying to bring about political reform. 


Occupy Wall Street; public sphere; counterpublics

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