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Title: New Actors on the Global Stage - Environmental adult education and activism emerging from within Myanmar (Burma)
Contributor(s): Garnett, Johanna  (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2488880
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Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 160605 Environmental Politics
050203 Environmental Education and Extension
160802 Environmental Sociology
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 440805 Environmental politics
410403 Environmental education and extension
441002 Environmental sociology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930201 Pedagogy
9304 School/Institution
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160302 Pedagogy
280123 Expanding knowledge in human society
280114 Expanding knowledge in Indigenous studies
Abstract: Having experienced environmental degradation, insecurity and injustice first hand, young adults in Myanmar (Burma) are educating themselves in an effort to strengthen their local communities and build an environmentally aware civil society. Their grass-roots environmental adult education (EAE) includes a critical analysis of prevailing structures, systems, institutions and policies and is aimed at identifying, developing and implementing alternative ecologically sound processes and practices. These are grounded in the ideologies of the new ecotopian social movements - localisation, eco-villages and permaculture - and conflict with mainstream economic, political and social development models proposed for Myanmar. This paper is based on fieldwork at a residential, educational facility established by a community based organisation on an eco-farm in Myanmar. The current political situation in Myanmar is creating a unique space for new actors but they are going to need support.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: APSA 2014: Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, 28th September - 1st October, 2014
Source of Publication: 2014 Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference Papers, p. 1-24
Publisher: SSRN: Social Science Research Network
Place of Publication: online
HERDC Category Description: E2 Non-Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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