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ERIC Number: EJ941121
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0190-2946
Angry Badgers: The Protests in Wisconsin Have Helped Revive an Old Progressive State of Being: "Badgerness" Has Been Reinvented for the Twenty-First Century
Buhle, Mari Jo; Buhle, Paul
Academe, v97 n4 Jul-Aug 2011
The events in Wisconsin during February and March 2011 will long be considered remarkable in many ways. That includes the documenting of the protests. Perhaps at no previous time have so many journalists--paid and unpaid--gathered so much information about a protest movement and dispersed it in so many formats so quickly. Ubiquitous, touching, and often hilarious reporting of the popular response to Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair" bill--which proposed deep cuts in social programs and limiting of the collective bargaining rights of state employees--proved to be a key element in the fast-paced events. Within a week of the governor's announcement, tens of thousands of protesters had swept the Wisconsin state capitol in Madison, and the Democratic state senate minority succeeded in stalling the legislation in the only way it could: denying the Republicans the quorum needed to pass the bill."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin