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ERIC Number: EJ881745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
The "Nature" of Environmental Education Research from a Feminist Poststructuralist Viewpoint
Gough, Annette; Whitehouse, Hilary
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v8 n1 p31-43 2003
For a generation or more, environmental education discourses have been constructed around persistent Cartesian dualisms of modernist thought that divide an "othered" category of being from that of a constituted homogeneous human identity. During the same period, both feminist and poststructuralist theorizing has acted to destabilize the constitution of identities, revealing knowledge, including environmental knowledge, to be multiple, subjective, contingent, and intimately tied in with embodied experiences of place. We explore some of the contingencies of environmental knowledge as revealed through a poststructuralist feminist research methodology and the place for such understandings within an early twenty-first century vision for environmental education research and practice.
Lakehead University and Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication. Lakehead University Faculty of Education, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada. Fax: 807-346-7771; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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