After an analysis-heavy week, we are moving on to actor network analyses. Each one of us contributed a few articles/blog posts/videos to a group Zotero library, and in class we each presented our articles and came up with the main actors. Below is a mind map of our combined actors.
We identified the main actors related to be the occupiers, opponents, the town of Burns, and the government.
As reference, I will also post a more comprehensive actor-network map via this Sagebrush Insurgency Connections diagram.
Learning about the actor networks of the Malheur Occupation diversified some of the mainstream media portrayals of the occupation. Some of the more interesting actors that we discovered were the Burns Pauite Tribe, gender roles within the occupiers at the reserve, and the local economy of Burns.