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ERIC Number: EJ881213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
Changing Social Imaginaries, Multiplicities and "One Sole World": Reading Scandinavian Environmental and Sustainability Education Research Papers with Badiou and Taylor at Hand
Lotz-Sisitka, Heila
Environmental Education Research, v16 n1 p133-142 Feb 2010
Badiou's ontological work draws attention to multiplicities--the oneness of ontology, which he explains can only become ontologically differentiated into events or sites through political, artistic or amorous practices that philosophies can think and invent from. He also draws attention to the fusion of events and sites, and he explains that events (such as producing special issues of journals located in particular sites) are reflexive. He also tells us, however, that the reflexive structure of an artistic or scientific event (such as producing a special issue of a journal) is not always immediately evident. In writing this response article I work with this concept--and probe how the production of events (such as a special issue of a journal produced in a specific site) may be reflexive. This is the purpose of the article. This response article therefore probes some of the political, structural and intellectual processes that come to shape scholarship in different sites, and here I draw on the insights into social imaginaries provided by Charles Taylor to develop a perspective on the scholarship that is reflected in this journal. Through this, I seek to open the notion of multiplicities, oneness and the particularities of our social imaginaries as themes for thinking about educational scholarship events produced within and across geo-physical, socio-ecological and socio-economic spaces in different parts of the world. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa