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The labour-nature relationship: varieties of labour environmentalism

Stevis, Dimitris, Uzzell, David and Räthzel, Nora (2018) The labour-nature relationship: varieties of labour environmentalism Globalizations, 15 (4). pp. 439-453.

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This special issue is a contribution to environmental labour studies, which aims to investigate the practices and theories that integrate labour and nature, by focusing on labour environmentalism. While nature is privately appropriated and exploited by Capital, workers’ organizations tend to construct nature as labour’s other, a place to enjoy or a place to be protected from destruction at best. In the following introductory article to this special issue, we present our view of what environmental labour studies are investigating and might investigate in the future and the place of labour environmentalism within this broader agenda. We also suggest an analytical framework to evaluate the depth, breadth, and level of the agency of the variations of labour environmentalism. We suggest that environmental labour studies can be a way of studying not only the intersections between social and environmental justice, climate change and working conditions but can also contribute to building a bridge between environmental theory and practice.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Stevis, Dimitris
Räthzel, Nora
Date : 16 April 2018
DOI : 10.1080/14747731.2018.1454675
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Globalizations on 16 April 2018, available online:
Uncontrolled Keywords : Environmental labour studies, labour environmentalism, labour–nature relations
Depositing User : Melanie Hughes
Date Deposited : 01 Aug 2018 13:50
Last Modified : 26 Mar 2019 13:44

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