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Indonesian Youth, Global Environmentalism and Transnational Mining

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posted on 2024-03-06, 05:44 authored by Pam NilanPam Nilan
Indonesian activist students are highly conscious of the environmental risks facing Indonesia and the world. Yet they also want to make good lives for themselves in a nation experiencing strong economic growth. Using the work of Ulrich Beck, this paper examines the accounts of environmental engineering students at a prestigious university who are pro-environmental activists on campus. In interviews, they admitted that it will be difficult to negotiate a lucrative career after graduation while maintaining their environmental idealism. Even though they feel a moral responsibility of care, not only towards nature, but towards the poor of the nation, they are epistemologically anchored to the technocratic tenets of their degree. Moreover, they want to make a successful life. The paper contributes to our understanding of how youth in the Global South engage with the discourse of environmentalism while negotiating the postmillennium risk society.

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Journal

Youth and Globalization

Volume

1

Pagination

166-186

Location

Leiden, The Netherlands

ISSN

2589-5737

eISSN

2589-5737

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

1

Publisher

Brill

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