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Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment

Dark Pedagogy

Education, Horror and the Anthropocene

Authors: Lysgaard, Jonas Andreasen, Bengtsson, Stefan, Laugesen, Martin Hauberg-Lund

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  • Examines how 'tales of the horrible' can be linked to the looming disaster of environmental degradation
  • Analyses how these perspectives can be incorporated into environmental and sustainability education
  • Develops a new and darker understanding of environmental and sustainability education
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Dark pedagogy explores how different perspectives can be incorporated into a darker understanding of environmental and sustainability education. Drawing on the work of the classic horror author H.P. Lovecraft and new materialist insights of speculative realism, the authors link Lovecraft’s ‘tales of the horrible’ to the current spectres of environmental degradation, climate change, and pollution. In doing so, they draw parallels between how humans have always related to the ‘horrible’ things that are scaled beyond our understanding and how education can respond to an era of climate catastrophe in the age of the Anthropocene. A new and darker understanding of environmental and sustainability education is thus developed: using the tripartite reaction pattern of denial, insanity and death to frame the narrative, the book subsequently examines the specific challenges of potentials of developing education and pedagogy for an age of mass extinction. This unflinching book will appeal to students and scholars of dark pedagogies as well as those interested in environment and sustainability education.

About the authors

Jonas Andreasen Lysgaard is Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark. 
Stefan Bengtsson is Assistant Professor at Uppsala University, Sweden.  Martin Hauberg-Lund Laugesen researches in Education Science at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. 

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“Dark Pedagogy is an important book for rethinking educational practices and their pedagogical principles as an engagement in the world. That engagement brings education into a conversation with continental “speculative” philosophy and studies of the political complexities about the conditions that haunt the present: climate, environmental crises, the evils of multiple holocausts, and the institutionalizations of hate and fear that have invaded contemporary daily life. The book expresses the hope of education as a form of advocacy and commitment through experimentation in living. The optimism requires a critical openness for the possibilities of constructing paths outside of the contemporaneous tropes of curriculum and pedagogy.” (Thomas S. Popkewitz, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

“How should education address the deteriorating condition of our planet? That is the question taken up by this book, which is unusually pleasant to read despite its cover-to-cover seriousness on such topics as denial, madness, and death.” (Graham Harman, Southern California Institute of Architecture, USA)

 


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19933-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dark Pedagogy
Book Subtitle
Education, Horror and the Anthropocene
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)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19933-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19933-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19932-6
Series ISSN
2662-6519
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 164
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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