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Quiet Activism


Steele, W and Hillier, J and MacCallum, D and Byrne, J and Houston, D, Quiet Activism, Palgrave Macmillan, Switzerland, pp. 166. ISBN 978-3-030-78726-4 (2021) [Authored Research Book]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-78727-1


This book focuses on the potential and possibilities for socially innovative responses to the climate emergency at the local scale. Climate change has intensified the need for communities to find creative and meaningful ways to address the sustainability of their environments. The authors focus on the creative and collaborative ways local- scale climate action reflects the extra-ordinary measures taken by ordinary people. This includes critical engagement with the ways in which novel social practices and partnerships emerge between people, organisations, institutions, governance arrangements and eco-systems. The book successfully highlights the transformative power of socially innovative activities and initiatives in response to the climate crisis; and critically explores how different individuals and groups undertake climate action as ‘quiet activism’ – the embodied acts of collective disruption, subversion, creativity and care at the local scale.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:cities, climate change, social movement, activism, adaptation, social innovation, planning
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Social impacts of climate change and variability
UTAS Author:Byrne, J (Professor Jason Byrne)
ID Code:147830
Year Published:2021
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP150100299)
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2021-11-17
Last Modified:2021-12-02

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