The Sociological Quarterly has an entire section devoted to the Occupy Movement in its Spring 2013 volume. You can read it for free at the Wiley Online Library.
While the whole section includes articles from the likes of former president of the American Sociological Association Frances Fox Piven and independent journalist Sarah Jaffe, and all of it is very interesting, Rhode Islanders will be more interested in the “Afterwards” part, specifically “Lessons from Occupy Providence” by Robert Wengronowitz. It’s a remarkable piece of transparency and openness you’re unlikely to see… well, from anyone; as former occupier Mike McCarthy tells the tale of how Occupy Providence eventually decamped from Burnside Park in the winter of 2011-2012 and discusses de facto leadership as an issue within a “leaderless” movement.
I’ve written already about my thoughts on the Occupy movement, so I’ll leave those aside and suggest you read some sociological writing.