Victim, litigant, activist, messiah: The child in a time of climate change

Nicole Rogers*

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In this article, I identify and examine four framings of the child in regard to climate change issues, including activism and policy reform. My focus is on the extent to which children are moving beyond the category of victim and assuming a disparate role and dis-tinctive voice in various climate discourses: as litigant, as activist and as messiah. I explore the changing role of the child as a political, legal and social phenomenon, and consider the extent to which writers of climate and other forms of fiction have antici-pated and contribute to these different framings of the child.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Student Strikes to the Extinction Rebellion: New Protest Movements Shaping our Future
EditorsBenjamin J Richardson
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781800881099
ISBN (Print)9781800881082
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameJournal of Human Rights and the Environment
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
ISSN (Print)1759-7188


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