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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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Abstract

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
Official URL: http://www.brill.nl/asian-journal-social-science
Additional Information: © 2001 Brill
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Research centres and groups > BIOS (Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society)
Departments > International Development
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 07 May 2008 14:08
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/4686/

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