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Curriculum Studies Worldwide

Restorying Environmental Education

Figurations, Fictions, and Feral Subjectivities

Authors: Adsit-Morris, Chessa

  • Draws upon new materialist theories to address environmental education and ecological thought
  • Attempts to explore the implications for educational theory and provides concrete real-world example of theory in practice
  • Makes complex theories approachable and understandable by exploring autobiographical stories of educational development and understanding, helping to foster a tangible relationship between theory and practice 
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About this book

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. 

About the authors

Chessa Adsit-Morris is a curriculum theorist and member of the Center for Creative Ecologies. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • How to Create Human Humus Instead of Human Hubris

    Adsit-Morris, Chessa

    Pages 1-14

  • A Cartographic Mapping Practice: Environmental Education, the Material/Discursive, and a New Materialist Praxis

    Adsit-Morris, Chessa

    Pages 15-41

  • Bag-lady Storytelling: The Carrier-bag Theory of Fiction as Research Praxis

    Adsit-Morris, Chessa

    Pages 43-54

  • Doing: Exploring the Lost Streams of Vancouver Through Eco-Art

    Adsit-Morris, Chessa

    Pages 55-77

  • Thinking: A Narrative Inquiry into Possible Figurations and Multiple Modes of Ecological Thought

    Adsit-Morris, Chessa

    Pages 79-115

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48796-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48795-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Restorying Environmental Education
Book Subtitle
Figurations, Fictions, and Feral Subjectivities
Authors
Series Title
Curriculum Studies Worldwide
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48796-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48796-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48795-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 151
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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