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Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment

The Eco-Certified Child

Citizenship and Education for Sustainability and Environment

Authors: Ideland, Malin

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  • Explores how Environmental and Sustainability Education is embedded in historical discourses on social class, nationality and race
  • Highlights how the discourse of ESE can further embed and reproduce positions of suborder and superiority
  • Problematizes children's roles in the sustainable world and asks how we can make the adults of today accountable
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While few could dispute the need for Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) for children and young people, this book explores the problems inherent in this educational practice. Despite good intentions, the author highlights how ESE can in fact contribute to a (re)production of harmful norms and possible subjectivities by categorizing various groups as ‘threats’ to the environment. The author analyzes how these categorizations are entangled in historical discourses on social class, nationality and race, thus resulting in double gestures of inclusion and exclusion. Even as sustainability and environmental engagement becomes a treasured identity for the affluent, the author highlights that despite the best of intentions, the discourse of ESE can reinforce positions of suborder and superiority, which could even impede real change in the long run. This illuminating book will be of interest to students, scholars and practitioners of sustainability education.
Foreword by Thomas S. Popkewitz

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Malin Ideland is Professor of Educational Sciences at the Faculty of Education and Society, Malmö University, Sweden. Specializing in ethnology, her research interests centre around the discourse of environmental and sustainability education.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00199-5
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00198-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Eco-Certified Child
Book Subtitle
Citizenship and Education for Sustainability and Environment
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00199-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00199-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00198-8
Series ISSN
2662-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 162
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