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Sociology’s Heather McKee Hurwitz explores the dynamics of diversity and activism in new book

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Heather McKee Hurwitz, lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the College of Arts and Sciences, recently had a book published titled Are We the 99%?: The Occupy Movement, Feminism, and Intersectionality. Through the book, she explored inequality, activism and intersectional feminism amidst radical social change.

In a novel examination of the women, people of color and LGBTQ+ artists who actively participated in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Hurwitz offered insight into first-hand experiences of minorities at the front lines of the movement. Drawing from other contemporary protest movements, Hurwitz described the significance of an “intersectional imperative” in social movements as a vehicle for embracing diversity and inclusivity. 

Are We the 99%? will be published by Temple University Press on Dec. 30.

Learn more about the book.