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Education and climate activism: Youth democratic practices and imaginations towards a common world

Malafaia, Carla, Fernandes-Jesus, Maria ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8868-1968 and Luhtakallio, Eva (2022) Education and climate activism: Youth democratic practices and imaginations towards a common world. Educação, Sociedade & Culturas, 62. pp. 1-18.

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Young people around the world have become mobilized by the urgency to tackle the climate crisis. Increasingly gaining momentum, youth activist movements have been calling everyone’s attention to governmental inaction regarding the climate crisis and to the shortcomings of institutional political agreements (European Youth Forum, 2019). While for some parts of the general public (mostly in the Global-North, which has been less affected by) the consequences of climate change may still seem a somewhat distant, abstract and dystopian phenomenon, as they become more widely felt, the harder it will be to reverse the problem (Giddens, 2009). Faced with the paradox of having a problem that may seem ‘not quite severe enough’ while aiming at triggering generalized motivation for individual and collective change, young generations have been defying ‘adultist biases’ and mobilizing among themselves in new ways and dimensions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Editorial
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24840/esc.vi62.358
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
School/Department: School of Education, Language and Psychology
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/7600

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