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Theorizing Environmental Justice:
The Expanding Sphere of a Discourse

Sustainability Series

David Schlosberg

  • Professor of Environmental Politics, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
  • Director, Sydney Network on Climate Change and Society

The idea of environmental justice has been a central concern for a broad range of both activists and academics and has expanded substantially in the past two decades. Professor Schlosberg argues that recent extensions of the environmental justice frame move discourse into a new realm – from environmental conditions as a symptom of social injustice, to environment and a functioning natural world as the underlying conditions for social justice.

David Schlosberg's work focuses primarily on environmental political thought, environmental justice, and the theory and practice of environmental movements. He is currently researching the new sustainable materialist focus of many environmental movements on food, energy, housing, and transportation.

Co-sponsored by ASU's Institute for Humanities Research. Please RSVP here.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
(breakfast will be provided)