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ERIC Number: EJ881771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1205-5352
The "Willful Contradiction" of Poststructural Socio-Ecological Education
McKenzie, Marcia
Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, v9 n1 p177-190 2004
Many feminists have written about working within a tension between poststructuralist theories and activist work based on more "modern" imperatives associated with "taking a stand" against oppression. These discussions of a praxis of "willful contradiction" are helpful in thinking about the theoretical bases of poststructural approaches to socioecological education, and implications for pedagogy which involves working within/beyond the "theoretic fictions" that comprise our lives. This article explores this terrain, concluding by connecting with previous work in environmental education and related areas of curriculum theorizing, and making recommendations for further investigation of the "willful contradiction" of poststructural socio-ecological education.
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
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Language: English
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