Indigenous Activism and Climate Politics
Media and Transnational Climate Justice captures the intriguing nexus of globalization, crisis, justice, activism and news communication, at a time when radical measures are increasingly demanded to address one of the most pressing global issues: climate change. Anna Roosvall and Matthew Tegelberg take a unique approach to climate justice by focusing on transnational rather than international aspects, thereby contributing to the development of theories of justice for a global age, as well as in relation to media studies. The book specifically explores the roles, situations and activism of indigenous peoples who do not have full representation at UN climate summits despite being among those most exposed to injustices pertaining to climate change, as well as to injustices relating to politics and media coverage. This book thus scrutinizes political and ideological dimensions of the global phenomenon of climate change through interviews and observations with indigenous activists at UN climate summits, in combination with extensive empirical research conducted on legacy and social media coverage of climate change and indigenous peoples. The authors conclude by discussing transnational solidarity and suggest a solidarian mode of communication as a response to both the global crisis of climate change and the broader issues of injustice faced by indigenous peoples regarding redistribution, recognition and political representation.
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- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2018. XX, 214 pp., 1 b/w ill., 5 color ill., 8 tables
- About the author(s)/editor(s)
- About the book
- Advance Praise for Media and Transnational Climate Justice
- This eBook can be cited
- Table of Contents
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Abbreviations
- 1 Introduction: Calling for Climate Justice!
- From Climate Change to Climate Justice
- Geographical Scales
- Climate News Media Ecologies
- Activism and Politics
- Mixed Methodological Approach
- Studying Representations with the Represented
- The Structure of the Book
- 2 What Is Climate Justice?: Justice, Climate and the Media
- The Justice in Climate Justice
- The Substance of Justice
- The Geographical Framing of Justice: Re-theorizing Justice and the Media in a Globalizing Age
- The Climate in Climate Justice
- International Climate Justice
- Intranational Climate Justice
- Transnational and Global Climate Justice
- 3 Diverging Geographies: Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change and the UN COP Summits
- Climate Change as a Problem of Scale: The Case of Indigenous Peoples
- Connecting Scales: Indigenous Knowledge in Climate Research and Policy
- Climate Testimonials from the Arctic to the Amazon: Geographies of Climate Change Impacts on Indigenous Peoples
- Arctic Peoples
- Island Peoples
- Forest and Desert Peoples
- Traditional Ecological Knowledge
- Geographies of Indigenous Participation at the COPs
- Indigenous Representation Inside the COPs
- Indigenous Representation Outside the COPs
- 4 Summit Journalism, Indigenous Peoples and Digitalization: A Media Ecology Perspective
- Confronting Invisibility: The Rise of Indigenous Media
- Media, Digitalization and Environmental Protest
- Indigenous Media Vanguard
- Journalism and UN Climate Summits
- Legacy Media, Its Centrality and Limitations
- Social Media as News Source and Connective Tool
- Social Media as Connective Tool
- Becoming the Media: Multifaceted Strategies of Indigenous Self-representation
- 5 Activism, Agonism, Agency: Indigenous Peoples, Media Witnessing and the Political Game of the Summits
- Agonistic Democracy and Climate Justice: Conflict, Exclusion and Recognition in the Summit Context
- Politics Versus the Political: What Is the Story and Who Tells It? Varieties of Voice and Agency
- Politics: The Political Game Frame, the (Inter)national Scale and Domestication
- The Political: Activism, Its Indispensability and Its Suppression
- Varieties of Media Witnessing, Varieties of Voice and Affect
- Edited Media Witnessing: Mainstream Media Accounts of Indigenous Victim-Heroes and an Emerging Focus on Political Representation
- Un-/Self-Edited Media Witnessing: The Political, Pluralism and the Bridging of Discourses
- 6 (Dis)connections: Particularism Versus Universalism, and Transnational Solidarity
- (Dis)connections: Rights, Politics, Media
- The Particular Versus the Universal: Rights, Politics, Media
- Solidarity and/as Communication
- Understandings of Solidarity
- Transnational Solidarity in Indigenous Activism and Journalism: Attitudes and Practices
- Appendix: Interview Questions
- COP17 Interviews
- COP21 Interviews
- Interview with Sami Journalist
- Series index
3 Diverging Geographies: Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change and the UN COP Summits
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Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change and the UN COP Summits
Interviewer: Do you use the term climate justice?
Lene Kielsen Holm: I have heard about climate justice. It is something … maybe I can tell a small part of our mythology, Inuit mythology.
Silla, or Silap Inua, that means the weather. Silla means also the human intelligence. So the weather and human intelligence are connected in our mythology or cosmology, we can say. Because silla … it is the same word, just saying the bigger silla, the bigger intelligence, that means the universe. So the universe, the weather of the globe, our weather … but also the human intelligence are connected.
In our stories, from many, many years, there is a woman below, down in the bottom of the sea. Her name is Satsuma Arnaa (Mother of the Deep). In Canada, they call her Sedna. She is the keeper of the environment, both the animals but also the land, and the water, and the ocean, and the air.
When Inuit have been misusing one of those … For instance, by shooting five seals, even if they know they only need two … the filth from this action comes to her hair. So her hair gets all the pollution, polluted.
Her anger can only get resolved once the Inuit shaman comes down to her to comb her hair and get the filth out of it....
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