Climate change movements and psycho-social disorder

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The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 2011, 22 (2), pp. 265 - 269
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Adobe PDF part of a 'soapbox forum' This paper presents a sketch of the problems involved in social movements responding to climate change, coming to produce new modes of action and representation. Understanding the richness and confusion of these responses, and the ways movements can arise from disorder while producing self-undermining disorder, requires the following: (i) anthropology; (ii) a relatively explicit psychology; and (iii) an awareness that âdisorderâ is not a residue or pathology, but both a driver and potentially creative factor in events.
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