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dc.contributor.authorAlonso, Angela
dc.coverage.spatialBrazilen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-10T10:28:24Z
dc.date.available2014-07-10T10:28:24Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationAlonso, A. (2009) Hybrid activism : paths of globalisation in the Brazilian environmental movement. Working paper series, 332. Brighton: IDS.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/4154
dc.description.abstractFocusing on two case studies of environmental activism in Brazil, this paper argues against theories that consider local and global activism as two separate realms. Instead, it is argued here that transnational activists circulate across the two spaces. In the global spaces, they build alliances with foreign groups, and in the local ones, they deal with the national state, other organised groups and ordinary communities living inside environmental areas they aim to protect. Activists live in both spheres and as they move, they carry with them local and global meanings, knowledge and forms of action and organising, mixing them through the continuous action of two mechanisms: adaptation and emulation. In this way, activists’ biographies – their lived experience, their meanings and strategies – intermingle with both spaces in one single trajectory of activism. Discussing the existing literature on transnational social movements, I will argue that they forge hybrid identities in the sense of being at the same time local and global. Keywords: hybrid activism; transnational social movements; emulation; adaptation; trajectories of activism.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherIDSen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS working papers;332
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen_GB
dc.subjectEnvironmenten_GB
dc.subjectParticipationen_GB
dc.titleHybrid activism : paths of globalisation in the Brazilian environmental movementen_GB
dc.typeIDS Working Paperen_GB
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.koha192025


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