The nature of environmental education research from a feminist poststructuralist viewpoint

Gough, Annette, and Whitehouse, Hilary (2003) The nature of environmental education research from a feminist poststructuralist viewpoint. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 8 (1). pp. 31-43.

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Abstract

For a generation or more, environmental education discourses have been constructed around persistent Cartesian dualisms of modernist thought that divide an “othered” category of being from that of a constituted homogeneous human identity. During the same period, both feminist and poststructuralist theorizing has acted to destabilize the constitution of identities, revealing knowledge, including environmental knowledge, to be multiple, subjective, contingent, and intimately tied in with embodied experiences of place. We explore some of the contingencies of environmental knowledge as revealed through a poststructuralist feminist research methodology and the place for such understandings within an early twenty-first century vision for environmental education research and practice.

Item ID: 6054
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: environmental education research; Feminist theory
ISSN: 1205-5352
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2010 22:40
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 > 939904 Gender Aspects of Education @ 51%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development @ 49%
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