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dc.contributor.authorBell, Liam Murray-
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-25T07:54:36Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-25T07:54:36Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23595-
dc.description.abstractThe protagonist of my second novel, The Busker, is a singer-songwriter who seeks to use the Occupy LSX movement as a way of promoting his protest songs. In this paper, I will examine the ways in which folk music allows singers to “say whatever needs to be said... at the time when it needs to be said” (Guthrie in Jackson, 2007:40) and how this character provided the frame to investigate the Occupy movement, which David Graeber describes as “changing the national debate to begin addressing issues of financial power, the corruption of the political process, and social inequality” (Graeber, 2013:141). By analysing the structures and themes of the novel, I aim to show how the narrative explores the contradictions, diversity of opinion and lasting impact of the Occupy movement on our society and our politics, whilst also exploring the potential pitfalls of appropriating a mass movement for individual gain.en_UK
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis-
dc.relationBell LM (2015) The Busker: Writing Occupy, Politics, and Protest, New Writing, 12 (2), pp. 185-192.-
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in New Writing on 21 May 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14790726.2015.1037768-
dc.subjectContemporaryen_UK
dc.subjectFictionen_UK
dc.subjectCreativeen_UK
dc.subjectOccupyen_UK
dc.subjectProtesten_UK
dc.subjectMusicen_UK
dc.titleThe Busker: Writing Occupy, Politics, and Protesten_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2016-11-21T00:00:00Z-
dc.rights.embargoreasonPublisher requires embargo of 18 months after online publication.-
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790726.2015.1037768-
dc.citation.jtitleNew Writing-
dc.citation.issn1479-0726-
dc.citation.volume12-
dc.citation.issue2-
dc.citation.spage185-
dc.citation.epage192-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPost-print (author final draft post-refereeing)-
dc.author.emailliam.bell@stir.ac.uk-
dc.citation.date21/05/2015-
dc.contributor.affiliationEnglish Studies-
dc.identifier.isi000211609000008-
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