Strategic Missives for Agitation and Occupation

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“The proliferation of political demonstrations and resistance that gained traction under the moniker “Occupy” breathed new life into experimental political practice.

We feel that this development is poised to reinvigorate critical and political theory. Gilles Deleuze once remarked in a conversation with Michel Foucault that, “No theory can develop without eventually encountering a wall, and practice is necessary for piercing this wall.” Deleuze also emphasized that the reverse holds equally true, “Practice is a set of relays from one theoretical point to another, and theory is a relay from one practice to another.”

The arrival of the Occupy movement has broken down barriers encountered in the realm of critical theory. But as it endures and grows, it will continually encounter barriers that will only be overcome by theoretical interventions. The Supplement serves as a cartographer of experimental practices and a depository for theoretical tools.”

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5 Comments on "Strategic Missives for Agitation and Occupation"

  1. zzzz tl;dr

  2. Really? Has hardly anyone read this yet? That’s a shame, there was quite alot in there I wasn’t prepared to fully consider without further research, or accept (such as regarding the 1% and 99% as enemies – not digging it but not entirely sure the tone wasn’t ironic) but I thought it’s a step in the right direction, pointing out quite a few consequences of the movement locally and globally.Admittedly it’s alot to read and in quite a difficult language for an armchair like me and I’ll probably have to go over it a couple of times to really grasp it.

    • Calypso_1 | Jun 27, 2012 at 7:55 am |

      If you liked this and want to wade through some seriously challenging language, try Deleuze & Guattari.

      • Thanks, and wow I see what you mean now @_@ I found ‘A Thousand Plateaus’, the ‘rhizome’ thing spoken of in that seems to be very similar to the ideas put forward in this article.

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