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

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Release date: 26/4/2019

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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.”

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TitleThe poster children: a new wave of young activists are leading protests around the world
Media name/outletINews
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited 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