INEWS: The poster children: a new wave of young activists are leading protests around the world

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Thunberg demonstrates “the exceptional moral currency of childhood in public debates”, according to Catherine Walker, a research associate at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester. “Talk of the ‘new generation of climate activism’ sparked by Greta’s actions imagines children as the saviours of the climate movement. Yet Greta’s talk belies another powerful image of children as victims.”

Period26 Apr 2019

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  • TitleThe poster children: a new wave of young activists are leading protests around the world
    Media name/outletINews
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/04/19
    DescriptionThunberg demonstrates “the exceptional moral currency of childhood in public debates”, according to Catherine Walker, a research associate at the Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester. “Talk of the ‘new generation of climate activism’ sparked by Greta’s actions imagines children as the saviours of the climate movement. Yet Greta’s talk belies another powerful image of children as victims.”
    URLhttps://inews.co.uk/news/protests-young-activists-greta-thunberg-malala-parkland/
    PersonsCatherine Walker

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Global inequalities
  • Sustainable Consumption Institute

Keywords

  • activism
  • climate change
  • Greta Thunberg