Kompostens politik: Magt, modstand og forandring i grøn omstilling af affaldshåndtering i en dansk børnehave

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Based on a study of composting initiatives in Danish day care institutions, this article explores the forms of power and resistance that emerge when political ambitions to promote sustainability transitions intersect with pedagogical approaches to early childhood nature education. Inspired by new material approaches to agency, power and resistance, the article shows how composting, even though mainly presented as an apolitical activity, involves particular kinds of micro-political engagement and resistance that challenge municipal aims for green transition and the kind of governing of the citizens intrinsic to this system. Forms of resistance are particularly embedded in pedagogical practices of sensing, de-anonymizing and localizing the waste, as well as in the negotiation over public waste sorting. We argue that by attending to the micro-political aspects of waste management and composting, researchers can play an important role in co-producing and making visible alternative lifeforms and solutions.
Original languageDanish
JournalForskning og Forandring
Pages (from-to)6-24
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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