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Environmental social movements in Thailand: how important is class?

Forsyth, Tim (2001) Environmental social movements in Thailand: how important is class? Asian Journal of Social Science, 29 (1). pp. 35-51. ISSN 1568-5314

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This paper argues that current academic approaches to environmentalism in developing countries understate the role of class in either dominating political alliances, or in constructing underlying environmental discourse. The paper uses examples of various social movements in Thailand to illustrate the diverse ways in which environmental activism may represent or support different political objectives. It is proposed that analysts need to pay more attention to the origin of much environmental discourse from new, or identity-based social movements both within Thailand and elsewhere, and to seek ways to understand the ‘co-production’ of social activism and environmental knowledge.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2001 Brill
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 07 May 2008 14:08
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 00:45

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