Environmentalism From Below

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Environmentalism From Below


‘Environmentalism from Below’ takes readers inside the popular struggles for environmental liberation in the Global South. These communities—among the most vulnerable to but also least responsible for the climate crisis—have long been at the forefront of the fight to protect imperiled worlds. Today, as the world’s forests burn and our oceans acidify, grassroots movements are tenaciously defending the environmental commons and forging just and sustainable ways of living on Earth. Scholar and activist Ashley Dawson constructs a gripping narrative of these movements of climate insurgents, from international solidarity organizations like La Via Campesina and Shack Dwellers International to local struggles in South Africa, Colombia, India, Nigeria, and beyond. Taking up the four critical challenges we face in a warming world—food, urban sustainability, energy transition, and conservation—Dawson shows how the unruly power of environmentalism from below is charting an alternative path forward, from challenging industrial agriculture through fights for food sovereignty and agroecology to resisting extractivism using mass nonviolent protest and sabotage.

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Subtitle: How Global People's Movements Are Leading the Fight for Our Planet
Author: Dawson, Ashley
Year: 2024
ISBN: 9781642599701
Pages: 336
Language: English
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publisher's city: Chicago
Publication date: 2024-01-16
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