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ERIC Number: EJ738309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0882-4843
"The World Is Our Home": Environmental Justice, Feminisms, and Student Ideology
Plevin, Arlene
Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, v16 n2 p110-123 2006
From interacting with their students, many teachers are aware that the concepts of feminism and environmentalism can conjure up impoverished, deficient, and equally painful stereotypes. For some college students, feminism can mean merely equal pay for equal work. Environmentalism may trigger similarly limited associations, but inevitably "treehugger" is what sticks in the minds of most media-saturated, generally stereotype-accepting students. This author contends that those definitions are powerful defaults, and as a Freire-influenced teacher, an ecofeminist, environmentalist, and an inculcator of critical reading, thinking, and writing skills, she feels she must structure courses that invite students to reflect on and reconsider the ideologies they are shaped by and may unconsciously contain and reproduce. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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