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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsThe final activity for this week will be to consider some recent empirical research carried out by me on the politics of justice as recognition. It is set around the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in coastal Odisha in India. In conservation terms, this is an extremely important sanctuary because the endangered olive ridley turtle visits the sanctuary en mass each year from December to April. Claims to the resources of this sanctuary are politicised through the creation of a very damaging narrative by influential Oriya environmental actors about Bengalis as illegal immigrants who have hurt the ecosystem through their fishing practises. Anchored within a theoretical framework of justice as recognition, this research considers the making of a regional Odiya environmentalism that is deeply exclusionary.

A case study from Odisha, India

Within this video and the next three steps, Vasudha discusses politics, framing and environmentalism through research she has conducted in coastal Odisha, India.

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Environmental Justice

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