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Covid-19 as a Stepping Stone Towards the Collective Rite of Passage into Adulthood that Humanity has to Undergo

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, In : Re-embodiments politics 

Is COVID-19 a Collective Rite of Passage?

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Many transitions in human cultures are marked by rites of passage, such as baptisms, weddings, even funerals. And, during those transitions there is a moment when those involved are neither what they were, nor what they will become. At a wedding, the couple is not yet married, nor are they single. A child going through an adulthood ritual is not yet an adult, but is no longer a child. Even in a funer...


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A Critique of the Decoupling Strategy in Australia

Posted by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer on Friday, February 10, 2017, In : Relevant literature 

Ed. note: This excerpt is taken from a longer paper by the authors, which can be found here.

In late 2015 the CSIRO released its Australian National Outlook (ANO) Report (‘the Report’) which outlined 20 future scenarios for Australia, exploring various global and national sustainability challenges. The Report’s main conclusion was that sustainability is compatiblewith continuous economic growth defined in terms of rising GDP and that consumerist valuesdo not need to be questioned.

But whi...


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