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ERIC Number: EJ881746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
Tales from Camp Wilde: Queer(y)ing Environmental Education Research
Gough, Noel; Gough, Annette
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v8 n1 p44-66 2003
This paper questions the relative silence of queer theory and theorizing in environmental education research. We explore some possibilities for queering environmental education research by fabricating (and inviting colleagues to fabricate) stories of Camp Wilde, a fictional location that helps us to expose the facticity of the field's heteronormative constructedness. These stories suggest alternative ways of (re)presenting and (re)producing both the subjects/objects of our inquiries and our identities as researchers. The contributors draw on a variety of theoretical resources from art history, deconstruction, ecofeminism, literary criticism, popular cultural studies, and feminist poststructuralism to perform an orientation to environmental education research that we hope will never be arrested by its categorization as a "new genre." ["Tales from Camp Wilde: Queer(y)ing Environmental Education Research" was written with Peter Appelbaum, Sophia Appelbaum, Mary Aswell Doll, and Warren Sellers.] (Contains 4 figures and 10 notes.)
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; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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