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ERIC Number: EJ830236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1074-9039
"In the Neighborhood of": Dialogic Uncertainties and the Rise of New Subject Positions in Environmental Education
Hardy, Joy
Mind, Culture, and Activity, v13 n3 p260-277 Jan 2006
This article proposes that resonances exist between the curriculum vision advanced by the Panel for Education for Sustainable Development (1998) and key Bakhtinian motifs, such as dialogism, polyphony, and heteroglossia. The Panel's support for postmodern perspectives, however, makes the conjunction with Bakhtin problematic, due to anxieties that inhabit Bakhtinian scholarship concerning the assimilation of Bakhtinian notions into postmodernisms. In response to this concern, I formulate the spatial figuration of "the neighborhood of" as a theoretical geography that enables the ideas offered by Bakhtin and those of postmodernists to form a strategic alliance, without threatening to subsume Bakhtin or obscure the distinctiveness of his ideas. Working in "the neighborhood of" Bakhtin and postmodernisms creates a space to theorize dialogic uncertainties, creating both textual spaces for conversations around environmental education and new subject positions, or subjectivities, for students. (Contains 1 table and 6 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia