This article examines the transformations in form and function of rituals in the squatting movement in Amsterdam. Upon roaring early years, rituals emerged around the search for houses to squat, the actual squatting and evictions. These rituals were recognized and used by squatters as well as other parties and they have contributed to the reduction of violence. Meanwhile, squatting in the Netherlands was prohibited and the question arises if, in this new situation, form and function of rituals have changed too. The findings shed some light on the broader link between rituals and resistance.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
- Resistance, Squatting, Social Movements, Criminalisation, Rituals, The Netherlands