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Protest Camps in International context: Spaces, Infrastructures and Media of Resistance

Gavin Brown, Anna Feigenbaum, Fabian Frenzel, and Patrick McCurdy


Protest camps are a common and recurring feature of social movements around the world. From Tahrir to Taksim, acts of occupying squares, parks and streets together, have made protest camps into a key site of democratic politics in the 21st century. Since the Arab Uprisings and Occupy movement of 2011 brought protest camps to global attention, more and more protest camps have occurred in hundreds of cities and dozens of countries around the world. People camping out in protest captures the public imagination, making media headlines and often triggering violent police responses. Across the world ... More

Keywords: protest camps, social movements, protests, Occupy, Politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447329411
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447329411.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gavin Brown, editor
University of Leicester

Anna Feigenbaum, editor
Bournemouth University

Fabian Frenzel, editor
University of Leicester

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One Introduction: past tents, present tents: on the importance of studying protest camps

Gavin Brown, Anna Feigenbaum, Fabian Frenzel and Patrick McCurdy

Part One Assembling and materialising

Two Introduction: assembling and materialising

Patrick McCurdy, Anna Feigenbaum, Fabian Frenzel and Gavin Brown

Seven Touching a nerve: a discussion on Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

Klavier Jieying Wang, Hope Reidun St John and Miu Yin Eliz Wong

Part Two Occupying and colonising

Eight Introduction: occupying and colonising

Gavin Brown, Fabian Frenzel, Patrick McCurdy and Anna Feigenbaum

Part Three Reproducing and re-creating

Sixteen Introduction: reproducing and re-creating

Fabian Frenzel, Anna Feigenbaum, Patrick McCurdy and Gavin Brown

Part Four Conclusion

Twenty-Two Future tents: protest camps and social movement organisation

Fabian Frenzel, Gavin Brown, Anna Feigenbaum and Patrick McCurdy

End Matter