“Revolt from the center”: Socio-environmental protest from idea to praxis in Denmark, 1978–1993

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This chapter scrutinises the principal ideas, their origins, and further circulation, as well as the subsequent (failed) attempt to translate them into social movements and actions. In the last decade the ecology shock has shown us that people cannot exploit the physical resources of nature for any purpose they choose without paying the penalty. Environmental deterioration had been discussed publicly since the 1960s, and the early 1970s was full of imaginative demands for future improvements of society. However, the public debate concerning Revolt From the Center (RFC) reached an unprecedented magnitude and intensity. The Center-Revolt practised many different forms of activism. These included writing and publishing, which resulted in a “downstream” circulation of ideas originating from the ongoing, collective processing of RFC. So, new knowledge and new imaginaries were produced and disseminated in various texts, covering a wide range of different genres.
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationHistories of Knowledge in Postwar Scandinavia : Actors, Arenas, and Aspirations
EditorsJohan Östling, Niklas Olsen, David Larsson Heidenblad
Number of pages17
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print) 9780367894559
ISBN (Electronic)9781003019275
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesKnowledge Societies in History

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