Knitting Nannas and Frackman: a gender analysis of Australian anti-coal seam gas documentaries (CSG) and implications for environmental adult Education

Larri, Larraine J., and Newlands, Maxine (2017) Knitting Nannas and Frackman: a gender analysis of Australian anti-coal seam gas documentaries (CSG) and implications for environmental adult Education. Journal of Environmental Education, 48 (1). pp. 35-45.

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Abstract

Frackman (FM) and Knitting Nannas (KN) are two documentaries about the anti-coal seam gas movement in Australia. Frackman (2015) features a former construction worker turned eco-activist Dayne Pratzky (DP) fighting coal seam gas extraction; and Knitting Nannas (2014) which follows a group of women also protesting this. In this article we set a challenge to environmental adult educationist to expose gender agendas embedded in environmental education documentaries. A scene-by-scene analysis of these two documentaries through a post-structuralist ecofeminist evaluation, reveals there are lessons to be learnt in the repetition of gender blindness in Frackman; whilst KN offers potential solutions for greater inclusivity in adult environmental education. The article concludes with recommendations for community-based approaches in environmental adult education.

Item ID: 45614
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1940-1892
Keywords: coal seam gas, fracking, environmental adult education, ecofeminism, post-structuralism, Knitting Nannas, Frackman
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Special issue: The Journal of Environmental Education (2017) Volume 48, Issue 1: Gender and Environmental Education

Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 04:57
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940203 Political Systems @ 100%
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