Minu sõnastatud pealkiri ei ole täpne viidatud artikli aspektist. Tegelik ajend artikliks tõukus muuhulgas järgmisest pealkirjast sotsiaalmeedias:

‘Have you ever wondered why there are only white people in environmental organisations and green protests? Reporterre has asked activists and sociologists to try to understand’.

Niisiis on küsimus sotsiaalsete klasside võimalikest erisustest näiteks rohelise maailmavaate eelistamisel. Ja mõned argumendid võivad olla tõsised:

in order to make green lifestyles mainstream, activists must confront the issue of social difference and inequalities. A growing body of literature shows that sustainable consumption and green lifestyle activism are predominantly performed by middle-class, highly educated and White individuals, both at the household level (Kennedy and Givens, 2019; Ginsburger, 2020) and in community-based projects (Anantharaman et al., 2019), and contribute to reaffirm class boundaries through strategies of distinction (Carfagna et al., 2014).

Tegemist on väga huvitava argumentatsiooniga, mille kokkuvõttes märgitakse muuhulgas:

An optimistic interpretation of the use of this argument is that climate activists lack the intellectual tools to make sense of the environmental condition of the working class and will benefit from the development and diffusion of social scientific studies digging deeper into this issue. A more pessimistic perspective, on the other hand, is that middle-class green lifestyle activists, who overall benefit from the unequal organisa- tion of society, are not willing to question the mechanisms of social inequality nor the socially situated character of their solutions to the climate crisis and will keep on reinforcing their symbolic position by intending to convert those below them.

Muuseas, selle artikli autorilt Hadrien Malier on veel mitmeid huvitavaid tekste, millest siinse loo kontekstis väärib esile tõstmist see.

Malier, H. (2021). No (sociological) excuses for not going green: How do environmental activists make sense of social inequalities and relate to the working class? European Journal of Social Theory. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368431021996611