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[Nettime-nl] Talk: Jeffrey Juris (Boston): Revisiting Occupy, UvA 30 Oct. 2014, 5-7pm

Jeffrey Juris (Boston): Revisiting Occupy: Social Media, Public Space, and
Emerging Forms of Civil Disobedience

Thursday, 30 Oct. 2014, 5-7pm

Location: Room F.001, Oudemanhuispoort, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Oudemanhuispoort 4-6 | 1012 CN Amsterdam


Jeffrey Juris revisits the significance of the #Occupy Everywhere movements
in 2011-12, examining the links between social media, public space, and
emerging forms of civil disobedience in an increasingly transnational and
digitised world.

Whereas Internet listservs and websites helped give rise to a widespread
logic of networking within the movements for global justice of the
1990sâ2000s, Jeffrey Juris argues that social media contributed to an
emerging logic of aggregation in the more recent #Occupy movementsâone that
involves the assembling of masses of individuals from diverse backgrounds
within physical spaces. However, despite a shift toward more decentralised
forms of organising and networking, the #Occupy movements proved largely
unable to maintain their momentum following the eviction of #Occupy
encampments around the world, raising important questions about the
sustainability of social movements in an age of social media.

Jeffrey Juris is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of
Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University. He is the author of
Networking Futures: the Movements against Corporate Globalization (Duke
University Press, 2008), co-author ofÂGlobal Democracy and the World Social
Forums (Paradigm Press, 2008) and co-editor of Insurgent Encounters:
Transnational Activism, Ethnography, and the Political (Duke University
Press, 2013). He is currently writing a new book about media and autonomy
based on fifteen months of ethnographic research on 'free' or pirate radio
activism in Mexico City and beyond.Â

Admission is Free. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

This lecture takes place as part of the 'Civil Disobedience Beyond the
State'Âworkshop which is organised with the financial support of the
Amsterdam Center for Globalisation Studies, the Amsterdam School for
Cultural Analysis, the Department of Philosophy at the University of
Amsterdam, and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and
Society, Berlin.

Robin Celikates
Department of Philosophy
University of Amsterdam
Oude Turfmarkt 145
1012 GC  Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Email: r.celikates {AT} uva.nl

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