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Author Adsit-Morris, Chessa, author

Title Restorying environmental education : figurations, fictions, and feral subjectivities / Chessa Adsit-Morris
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Curriculum studies worldwide
Curriculum studies worldwide.
Contents Restorying Environmental Education; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Abbreviations; List of Figures; 1 How to Create Human Humus Instead of Human Hubris; Notes; References; 2 A Cartographic Mapping Practice: Environmental Education, the Material/Discursive, and a New Materialist Praxis; Old Stories: Tracing the Dualisms in Environmental Education; Discursive Stories: Turning from Matter to Language in EE; Material-Semiotic Stories: A (Re)Mapping of EE with/Through a New Materialist Methodology; Notes; References; 3 Bag-lady Storytelling: The Carrier-bag Theory of Fiction as Research Praxis
NotesReferences; 4 Doing: Exploring the Lost Streams of Vancouver Through Eco-Art; Earth Art Natureculture Stories at VanDusen Botanical Garden; An Eco-Art Journey: Writing as Method of Discovering the Lost Streams of Vancouver; Notes; References; 5 Thinking: A Narrative Inquiry into Possible Figurations and Multiple Modes of Ecological Thought; Breaking the Binaries and Becoming Situated Hybrids; From Hybrid to Hyphenated; Ecotones and the Emergent Gestalt; From Hyphens to Holobionts; Notes; References; 6 How to Keep the Story Going for Those Who Come After
Wandering with the Figuration of the SalmonSalmon as Alien or Outlaw; Salmon as Ghost: Replacing Salvation Stories with Ghost Stories; Drawing the Past Through to the Future; Notes; References; Index
Summary This book examines a performative environmental educational inquiry through a place-based eco-art project collaboratively undertaken with a class of grade 4-6 students around the lost streams of Vancouver. The resulting work explores the contradictions gathered in relation to the Western educational system and the encounter with "Other" (real and imaginary others), including the shifting and growing "self," and an attempt to find and foster nourishing alliances for transforming environmental education. Drawing on the work of new materialist theorists Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, and Karen Barad, Adsit-Morris considers the co-constitutive materiality of human corporeality and nonhuman natures and provides useful tools for finding creative theoretical alternatives to the reductionist, representationalist, and dualistic practices of the Western metaphysics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed February 21, 2017)
Subject Environmental education.
Environmental sciences -- Study and teaching.
Human ecology -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3319487965 (electronic bk.)
9783319487960 (electronic bk.)