Beyond reason: Activism and law in a time of climate change

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Climate change activism is a complex topic, not least because, as performance studies theorist Baz Kershaw argues eloquently, ecological activism of any form is "inevitably riddled with paradox." Does the paradoxical nature of this particular cultural phenomenon represent its most fundamental failing, ensuring that the many forms and facets of climate change activism are reducible to a well-intentioned but futile last-ditch stand against the inexorable march of climate change catastrophe? Or can the paradoxical nature of climate change activism be viewed in a different light? Climate change activism may be effective precisely because it is replete with paradoxes and these paradoxes mirror those of the global predicament of climate change and humanity's response to it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-181
Number of pages25
JournalJournal for the Study of Radicalism
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018
Externally publishedYes


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