Petro-hegemony and the matrix of resistance: What can Standing Rock’s Water Protectors teach us about organizing for climate justice in the United States?

  title={Petro-hegemony and the matrix of resistance: What can Standing Rock’s Water Protectors teach us about organizing for climate justice in the United States?},
  author={Theo Lequesne},
  journal={Environmental Sociology},
  pages={188 - 206}
  • T. Lequesne
  • Published 8 November 2018
  • Sociology
  • Environmental Sociology
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