Author Archives: Ronja-Chantal Pertoft

Communication in social movements -the peasant movement in Paraguay

The peasant movement in Paraguay experiences a broad support from various societal actors that themselves may have formalized their networks, but from a holistic viewpoint on the movement as a whole, the networking is of a very informal nature, spread … Continue reading

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Southern activism – Peasant movements in Latin America

Activism can be a noble act to support a cause that does not concretely or fundamentally affect our everyday life. By some it may even be used as a lifestyle choice or “image”. In open and democratic societies and with … Continue reading

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How one smart brain can change the world

Have you seen the mini series about Bill Gates? It shows the work of Bill and Melinda Gates foundation with attempting to eradicate polio and improving the sanitation/toilet problem in many developing countries amongst other topics. I found it inspiring … Continue reading

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Why Greta?

First caption of Greta’s strike by Ingmar Rentzhog 2018-08-20 Youth activism and what images are presented by the media, in particular personalized youth activism has been discussed by several scholars. The case of “young girl heroism” appeared already when Malala … Continue reading

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Once upon a time..

Once upon a time I cared about making a difference. In fourth grade I called my classmate who had made a racist comment about another classmate to tell him he did wrong. It was a boy I wouldn’t normally talk … Continue reading

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