Marie Michael Library

Title

Hybrid activism: Paths of globalisation in the Brazilian environmental movement

Author

Alonso, Angela

Description

Referring to case studies of environmental activism in Brazil, this paper argues against theories that consider local and global activism as two separate realms. Activists live in both spheres and as they move, they carry local and global knowledge and forms of action and organising, blending them through adaptation and emulation. In this way, activists' work becomes one trajectory of activism. The author argues that activists develop hybrid identities while being local and global.

File No

IDS-WP332

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

July, 2009

Subject(s)

Hybrid activism; Social movements

Pages

49