Spaces and Times of Occupation

The Working Group project in 2012-2013 was Spaces and Times of Occupation. It was presented at Critical Encounters in American Studies, Yale University, April 24, 2013, and at the Left Forum, Pace University, New York, June 9, 2013.

Occupying Occupations

by Michael Denning on September 17, 2015

The occupation of one’s place of work has long been a central figure of labor and livelihood movements: though instances of workplace occupation are relatively rare and their durations brief, they have had a disproportionate imaginative impact. This essay considers the imaginative lineaments of workplace occupations—from the factory occupations of 1917–19 to the worker occupations of the...