Talking up country: language, natureculture and interculture in Australian environmental education research

Whitehouse, Hilary (2011) Talking up country: language, natureculture and interculture in Australian environmental education research. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 27 (1). pp. 56-67.

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Abstract

Australia is an old continent with an immensely long history of human settlement. The argument made in this paper is that Australia is, and has always been, a natureculture. Just as English was introduced as the dominant language of education with European colonisation, so arrived an ontological premise that linguistically divides a categorised nature from culture and human from 'the' environment. Drawing on published work from the Australian tropics, this paper employs a socionature approach to make a philosophical argument for a more nuanced understanding of language, the cultural interface and contemporary moves towards interculture in Australian environmental education practice.

Item ID: 20030
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: natureculture; environmental education; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history; discourses; language
ISSN: 0814-0626
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2012 22:50
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939902 Education and Training Theory and Methodology @ 80%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education @ 20%
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