Wednesday, November 02, 2011

"The Commodification of Occupy Wall Street" (with video)

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Allison Kilkenny (The Nation) with video (05:09) from MTV:
I’m sure there are some out there who believe this kind of exposure is good for OWS—that it will raise the movement’s profile and expose more youth to its message. And that might be true, but the more likely outcome is that youth will begin to consume OWS as they do every other facet of their entertainment experiences. Most people don’t run out and sign up for dance classes after watching Dancing with the Stars. Some might, but more often, Americans fulfill their need for arts and culture by watching others do the art and experience the culture for them. MORE...

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