This is a collaborative project created by cultural studies students to examine at the discourses of OWS and how it is being defined. Media is the most dominant form of representation of OWS, and we wanted to find out what kinds of discourses were being done at the site, by OWSers themselves and compare. Some of the questions that we are interested in asking are: How is OWS self-identifying, and forming an identity, and how is the media doing this as well? A branding exercise is happening by political parties, media, and OWS itself. Is there a resistance to this? How might we contrast these things? Has the movement become mainstream? How has it changed over time? People are discomforted with a lack of “clear message” within the mainstream. Why?


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