Exploring Environmentalisms as Transnational Social Movements

Join Dr Benjamin Habib as he explores environmentalism as a trans-national social movement.  This two-part video series was recorded for the undergraduate subject Deliberation, Participation and Statecraft (POL2DPS) at La Trobe University, Wednesday 19th September 2018.

In part one Ben introduces environmental movements as a social ecology with many local variants and intersecting cleavages. He also maps out key phases of environmentalism in the West, from the Industrial Revolution in England to the present-day post-carbon sustainability transition.

In part two, Ben deconstructs the key features of environment movements by drawing on the facilitating conditions of social movements articulated by Remy Cross and David Snow.[1]

Thank you to Dr Kumuda Simpson for the invitation to contribute a guest lecture to POL2DPS, and to the students who contributed insightful questions and insights that enriched our discussion through the class.

[1] Remy Cross and David A. Snow, “Social Movements,” in The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Sociology, ed. George Ritzer (Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012).