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Henriksson, Elias, 2011. Indirect environmental action : four stories of young adults, the hindrances they encountered and their driving-forces. Second cycle, A1E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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Life-world phenomenology provides the theoretical foundation of this study with the aim to answer the overall research questions: What hindrances to indirect environmental action are experienced by young adults? What are the driving-forces behind their actions? For the purpose of this study, indirect environmental action is defined as voluntary and intentional action targeted at influencing other people or structures in society in order to decrease the impact on the environment. Semi-structured open-ended interviews were conducted with four young people who take indirect environmental action. Their stories show that, perceived competence, lack of environmental commitment from significant others and paralysis due to extensive reflection may constitute hindrances. Major driving-forces are feelings connected to other humans or nature but also career possibilities and a search for status and recognition.

Main title:Indirect environmental action
Subtitle:four stories of young adults, the hindrances they encountered and their driving-forces
Authors:Henriksson, Elias
Supervisor:Westberg, Lotten
Examiner:Hallgren, Lars
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2011
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A1E
Student's programme affiliation:NG001 Environmental Communication and Management - Magister (1year master) Programme 60 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:indirect environmental action, phenomenology, life-world, environmental activism, hindrances, facilitators, driving-forces
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-382
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-382
Subjects:Social sciences, humanities and education
Language:English
Deposited On:27 Jun 2011 13:22
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:20

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