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Psychopolitics – Environmental Crisis and Voice Reappropriation

In the 21st century, we are not only confronted with a serious threat that the world around us will no longer be habitable because of our inappropriate ecological behavior, but we are also faced with the “perversion of the political”, which has a destructive effect on both the social and the natural world. Current environmental issues are directing us towards new possible alternatives aimed at replacing existing neoliberal policies which impact both the natural and social realms and increasingly also affect the sphere of the individual. This intervention in the sphere of the self is called psychopolitics, and it represents the disciplinary rule of neoliberal capitalism. The subject becomes depoliticized, alienated and removed from the process of decision-making and co-creation of the shared/collective world in which it is placed into. The subject’s task is to re-appropriate its area of appearance, to re-appropriate its voice, and at the same time to make sure that other actors also have the opportunity to co-create a world in which they reside together. Indigenous ways of life and indigenous people’s relation to the world can be one of the foundations that can help us understand the origins of environmental issues. At the same time, their stance can also offer us an alternative for transitioning towards a society that does not exceed planetary capabilities and is more friendly for the individual, the collective and the environment.


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Issue No. 279 - Environmental Struggles Throught the Prism of Mass Mobilization
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2020 , volume volume 48 , issue issue 279
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