Understanding Movement Unity
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One can easily become overwhelmed with the sheer abundance of material available, of the multiplicities of groups and congregations. The Indignados themselves are acutely aware of the dispersion of their organization. The movement is seen as simply wanting a seat at the table and increasing accountability and legitimacy for democratic institutions. The chapter argues that regardless of the particularity of any branch or section, the movement’s overarching unity is present in the visceral practice. It considers the Indignados as an anti-capitalist movement, responding to austerity politics and economic crisis. The chapter discusses how the movement be seen as a response to a democratic crisis, and how they are simply looking for increased influence. It offer insights into how the Indignados create unity through affective practices, such as spatial occupation, silence/noise, as well as aesthetic expressions. The chapter concludes that the visceral practices are also forms of hegemony, which are fully compatible with Ernesto Laclau’s version of the same.