We argue that the Gilets Jaunes have contributed to the radicalization of climate justice by claiming ecological and territorial autonomy. The political centrality of social reproduction in the movement, as well as its quasi-insurrectional forms of struggle, have created a space that recon figures the terrain of political ecology in France, producing effects of “Gilet Jauneification.”
The Climate of Roundabouts: The Gilets Jaunes and Environmentalism
Élodie Chédikian is a doctoral candidate in political theory and Ancient Greek history at the EHESS (CESPRA Lab and the ANHIMA Center). She is working on the concept of stasis/civil war in Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War and in Hobbes and Machiavelli’s works.
Paul Guillibert has a doctorate in philosophy from Université Paris Nanterre. His dissertation is titled “Land and Capital: Think the Destruction of Nature in Time of Global Disasters.” He is assistant lecturer in philosophy at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès.
Élodie Chédikian, Paul Guillibert, Davide Gallo Lassere; The Climate of Roundabouts: The Gilets Jaunes and Environmentalism. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 October 2020; 119 (4): 877–887. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-8663783
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