Cultural Anthropology Hot Spot on Occupy Wall Street

Just published online, the open-access Hot Spot of Cultural Anthropology co-edited by Jeffrey S. Juris and Maple Razsa. With about 22 short essays from scholars based in different cities, and countries, the Hot Spot provides a rather comprehensive look on Occupy Wall Street protests.

I contributed with some first-hand observations on Occupy Pittsburgh, focusing on the use of Facebook during protests. In my short essay, I outline some of the critical challenges that social media pose to activists during mobilizations. My contribution is just a first step in the development of a longer paper on this topic.