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ERIC Number: EJ1173404
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Composing New Understandings of Sustainability in the Anthropocene
Jeong, Sophia; Britton, Stacey; Haverkos, Kimberly; Kutner, Mel; Shume, Teresa; Tippins, Deborah
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v13 n1 p299-315 Mar 2018
The relationship between sustainability and the Anthropocene takes on new meaning in a time of unprecedented human impact on Earth systems. This relationship is at times contested and not well researched but critical in considering how we will respond to environmental challenges of today and the future. Elaborating on the need for new perspectives and nuanced understandings of sustainability, the contributors to this volume draw on posthumanist and "new" feminist materialist methodologies and theoretical lenses to engage readers in ways, which often contrast with prevailing thinking and research. From the cosmopolitics of place in urban Berlin to the watery space of urban wetlands they share research and rich narratives, which illustrate how sustainability is theorized and enacted across a range of diverse educational contexts. Moving beyond the rhetoric of sustainability, the authors invite us to explore innovative ways to engage with new concepts and emerging tensions that are now influencing the fields of education and sustainability. [This review addresses issues raised in the book: Malone, K., Truong, S., & Gray, T. (Eds.). (2017). "Reimagining Sustainability in Precarious Times."]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany (Berlin)
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