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Restorying Environmental Education

Figurations, Fictions, and Feral Subjectivities


Part of the Curriculum Studies Worldwide book series (CSWW)

About this book


This book examines a performative environmental educational inquiry through a place-based eco-art project collaboratively undertaken with a class of grade 4-6 students around the lost streams of Vancouver. The resulting work explores the contradictions gathered in relation to the Western educational system and the encounter with “Other” (real and imaginary others), including the shifting and growing “self,” and an attempt to find and foster nourishing alliances for transforming environmental education. Drawing on the work of new materialist theorists Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti, and Karen Barad, Adsit-Morris considers the co-constitutive materiality of human corporeality and nonhuman natures and provides useful tools for finding creative theoretical alternatives to the reductionist, representationalist, and dualistic practices of the Western metaphysics. 


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

About the authors

Chessa Adsit-Morris is a curriculum theorist and member of the Center for Creative Ecologies. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Restorying Environmental Education
  • Book Subtitle Figurations, Fictions, and Feral Subjectivities
  • Authors Chessa Adsit-Morris
  • Series Title Curriculum Studies Worldwide
  • Series Abbreviated Title Curriculum Studies Worldwide
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-48795-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-84016-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-48796-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 151
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Education
    Environmental Sociology
    Creativity and Arts Education
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