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Mending the breach between labour and nature: environmental engagements of trade unions and the North-South divide

Räthzel, N and Uzzell, D (2012) Mending the breach between labour and nature: environmental engagements of trade unions and the North-South divide Interface: a journal for and about social movements, 4 (2). pp. 81-100.

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Abstract

In the past, environmental movements and labour movements have seen each other as opponents. Where labour movements have taken an interest in nature – in the first half of the 20th century - it was in the context of campaigning for spaces of recreation, and later as a necessary condition for a healthy life. In both cases nature has been constructed as ‘the Other’ of labour. The same can be said for environmental movements, which have aimed to defend, if not protect na ture ‘against labour’. This opposition has been mirrored in the academic field such that environmental studies have taken little account of labour; likewise, labour studies have largely ignored the environment. The authors argue that these oppositions are starting to be addressed within both the labour movement and academic research, largely as a response to the crisis of climate change which makes clear that both labour and the environment are threatened. Since environmental degradation and climate change are global issues the power relations between unions of the global North and South need to be tackled

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Räthzel, NUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Uzzell, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 15 November 2012
Additional Information : This article is published under the Creative Commons attribution no-commercial no derivatives licence which allows others to download it and share it with others as long as the authors are credited.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 18 Jun 2014 08:45
Last Modified : 18 Jun 2014 13:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/805004

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