Insecurity, the defining condition of subaltern classes, has intensified in the last three decades. Economic liberalisation, resource degradation and climate change have made lives and livelihoods more precarious, pushing people into desperate straits such that older forms of collective action seem irrelevant and impossible. In these dark times, where does hope lie? I shall address this question by drawing on research in urban and rural India. I shall argue that ecological justice has always been a precarious cause, and recognizing this requires us to rethink our theories of collective action and social change.
ALWAYS UNCERTAIN: PRECARITY AND THE PATH TO ECOLOGICAL JUSTICE
June 29, 2021 9:00
June 29, 2021 10:30