Extinction rebellion: greening vanguardism?

Weaver, Duncan (2022) Extinction rebellion: greening vanguardism? Social Movement Studies. ISSN 1474-2837

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This profile offers an analysis of Extinction Rebellion (XR) from the vantage point of vanguardism. Vanguardism is a Leninist approach that marshals universal(isable) grievances to mobilise mass-constituencies. XR is used as a conduit through which to raise awareness of vanguardism’s environmental applications. XR is introduced before a theoretical framework for understanding vanguardism is offered. The article then discusses XR’s politics, before discussing its protest repertoire. It is found that whilst vanguardism is ordinarily associated with the left, XR contributes to its ‘greening’, taking the pursuit of uprising beyond the left.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Extinction Rebellion, vanguard, vanguardism, green-left, revolution
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2023 09:30
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 09:30
URI: https://oars.uos.ac.uk/id/eprint/3058

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