Can Prefigurative Politics Replace Political Strategy?

Jonathan M. Smucker October 7, 2014,  Berkeley Journal of Sociology Occupy Wall Street participant Jonathan Smucker takes a critical look at the movement’s “prefigurative politics” through the theoretical lenses of Gramsci and Habermas. What is politics? In this essay, I examine so-called “prefigurative politics” as it played out in Occupy Wall Street (OWS)—through Gramscian and Habermasian theoretical lenses. My analysis

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