DOI: 10.1111/chso.12778 ISSN: 0951-0605

Youth environmental citizenship formation: Struggled political subjectivities and everyday experiences of young people in Turkey

Turkan Firinci Orman, Seran Demiral
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies
  • Education
  • Health (social science)


This ethnographic study reveals how young people become environmentally aware citizens. The study traces the lived worlds of early youth in Turkey by focusing on their environmental experiences and by problematising climate change and consumerism. Through online mapping activities and in‐depth interviews, the applied geo‐social methodology explores the social, spatial and political subjectivities of 21 young people from different parts of Turkey, elucidating their developing environmental agencies. This article further argues how these subjectivities are contextual to the intersectional aspects of environmental socialisation. The results provide youthful insights into today's authoritarian Turkey, which is facing an economic recession.

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