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‘Imagine what we could do’— the school strikes for climate and reclaiming citizen empowerment

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posted on 2023-04-02, 03:23 authored by Angelika BuettnerAngelika Buettner
This essay argues that the School Strike for Climate movement, and with it the whole climate movement as well as other resistance mobilizations, is in danger of being immobilized by the logic of the spectacle, the coronavirus pandemic, and government lockdowns. It ranges over issues of political performance, media spectacle, climate inaction and the challenges of protest in the contemporary era of environmental collapse, hyperspeed media cycles, and the coronavirus pandemic.

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Preferred citation

Buettner, A. (2020). ‘Imagine what we could do’— the school strikes for climate and reclaiming citizen empowerment. Continuum, 34(6), 828-839. https://doi.org/10.1080/10304312.2020.1842123

Journal title

Continuum

Volume

34

Issue

6

Publication date

2020-01-01

Pagination

828-839

Publisher

Informa UK Limited

Publication status

Published

Online publication date

2020-11-02

ISSN

1030-4312

eISSN

1469-3666

Language

en