Through the Working Class

Through the Working Class

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chevron_rightSociology

Language
en

ISBN (print)
978-88-6969-297-0

ISBN (ebook)
978-88-6969-296-3

ISSN
chevron_right2610-8852

e-ISSN
chevron_right2610-9379

Date of publication
12 Dec 2018

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Ecologies of Labour
An Environmental Humanities Approach

Stefania Barca
Centro de Estudos Sociais, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
sbarca@ces.uc.pt

DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-296-3/002

Submitted 20 Jul 2018
Accepted 29 Aug 2018

Abstract

How do concepts of labour and working class relate to ecology? How can the Environmental Humanities make sense of the ways in which people experience nature through their work? Based on an ecofeminist approach, this chapter invites us to unpack the notion of labour and to see the multiple forms – not only production, but also reproduction and care – through which labour shapes and is shaped by the biophysical environment. The chapter is divided into two parts: the first introduces materialist ecofeminism as a perspective that allows us to rethink labour in ecological terms; the second proposes a three-way approach to investigating the ecologies of labour. The concluding section highlights the connection between the ‘ecology of labour’ approach and environmental justice.

Keywords
Ecology of labour. Working-class environmentalism. Environmental humanities. Ecofeminism. Environmental justice. Environmental studies. Political ecology.


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Barca Stefania

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Ecologies of Labour

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Book Chapter

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en

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How do concepts of labour and working class relate to ecology? How can the Environmental Humanities make sense of the ways in which people experience nature through their work? Based on an ecofeminist approach, this chapter invites us to unpack the notion of labour and to see the multiple forms – not only production, but also reproduction and care – through which labour shapes and is shaped by the biophysical environment. The chapter is divided into two parts: the first introduces materialist ecofeminism as a perspective that allows us to rethink labour in ecological terms; the second proposes a three-way approach to investigating the ecologies of labour. The concluding section highlights the connection between the ‘ecology of labour’ approach and environmental justice.

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Culture del lavoro

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-12

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2018-07-20

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2018-08-29

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http://doi.org/10.14277/978-88-6969-296-3/002

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2610-8852

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2610-9379

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978-88-6969-297-0

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978-88-6969-296-3

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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with fulltext

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Ecology of labour

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Working-class environmentalism

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Environmental humanities

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Ecofeminism

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Environmental justice

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Environmental studies

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Political ecology

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