Policy Press

Planetary Justice

Stories and Studies of Action, Resistance, and Solidarity

Edited by Michele Lobo, Eve Mayes and Laura Bedford

Published

Jul 30, 2024

Page count

240 pages

ISBN

978-1529235289

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Jul 30, 2024

Page count

240 pages

ISBN

978-1529235302

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
Planetary Justice

Bringing together interdisciplinary climate change scholarship and grassroots activism, this book considers the possibilities of planetary justice across human difference, generations, species, and the concept of life and non-life. Writing amidst bushfires, cyclones, global climate strikes and a global pandemic, contributors from the Earth Unbound Collective share stories from India, Australia, Canada and Scotland. Chapters draw on Indigenous, Black, Southern, ecosocialist and ecofeminist perspectives to call for more radical and interconnected ideas of justice and solidarity.

This accessible book features diverse voices that speak with the planet in the face of climate change, biodiversity loss and extinction. It explores the politics and practices of working towards a future where the planet thrives.

Michele Lobo is an Australian geographer of Indian heritage who explores race, encounter and planetary futures. She is Honorary Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University.

Eve Mayes is Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at Deakin University. Her work is situated at the intersection of the sociology of education and social movement studies.

Laura Bedford is Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne. Her research interests include political ecology, green criminology, state-corporate crime, activism and resistance, and policing.

1. Earth Unbound: Situating Climate Change, Activism and Planetary Justice - Michele Lobo, Eve Mayes and Laura Bedford

Part 1: Solidarity as Responsibility, Resurgence and Regeneration

2. Waking Up the Snake: Ancient Wisdom for Regeneration - Anne Poelina, Bill Webb, Sandra Wooltorton and Naomi Godden

3. Farmers as Allies Towards Ecological Justice: Lessons from Water Markets, Colonialism and Theft in Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin - Alex Baird

4. Freshwater Access, Equity and Empowerment in the Indian Sundarban Region - Anwesha Haldar, Kalyan Rudra and Lakshminarayan Satpati

5. Climate Change and Oceanic Responsibilities: Listening and Dancing with Saltwater Country, Australia - Lowell Hunter and Michele Lobo

Interstice 1: Saturated Strands of (In/Re-)surgent Solidarity - Yin Paradies

Part 2: Solidarity without Borders

6. Asserting Indigenous Self Determination and Climate Justice through Resisting Coal: A Global North-South Comparison - Ruchira Talukdar

7. Popular Intellectuals, Social Movement Frames and the Evolution of the Anti-Mining Movement in the Niyamgiri Mountains, Odisha, India - Souvik Lal Chakraborty and Julian S. Yates

8. Solidarity as Praxis in Class Struggle - Laura Bedford

Interstice 2: The Gifts of Failure - The Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures Collective (GTDF)

Interstice 3: Face to Face with the Super Cyclone Amphan: Kolkata, 20 May, 2020 - Sanjana Dutt

Part 3: Learning and Living with Climate Change as Situated Solidarity

9. Planetary Justice and Decolonising Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in Solidarity with Country - Aleryk Fricker

10. Towards Transformative Social Resilience: Charting a Path with Climate-Vulnerable Communities in The Indian Sundarbans - Jenia Mukherjee, Amrita Sen, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Aditya Ghosh

11. Profane Knowledge, Climate Anxiety, and the Politics of Education - Callum McGregor, Beth Christie and Marlies Kustatscher

12. White Audacity and Student Climate Justice Activism - Natasha Abhayawickrama, Eve Mayes and Dani Villafaña

Interstice 4: Soil Geopolitics and Research as Ecological Praxis - Robin Bellingham

Postscript: The Earth is Undone - Alicia Flynn