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Symbols and displacement: The emergence of environmental activism on Bali

Warren, C.ORCID: 0000-0003-3842-4637 (1999) Symbols and displacement: The emergence of environmental activism on Bali. In: Kalland, A. and Persoon, G., (eds.) Environmental Movements in Asia. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group, pp. 179-204.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315026862
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Abstract

Wolfgang Sachs (1992) argues that concepts of the environment carry heavy metaphoric loadings and that analysis of environmental issues cannot therefore be dissociated from social and cultural contexts. Furthermore, environmental movements are· affected by the power of symbol systems to consolidate or dissipate social consensus and the alliances needed to mount effective political action. If culture is the ideological battleground of the modem world-system (Wallerstein 1991), then attention to the symbolic associations within environmental discourses is a crucial part of developing strategic frameworks for engaging public support and negotiatin'g a political agenda.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/49657
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