Mutual Becomings? In Search of an Ethical Pedagogic Space in Human-Horse Relationships

  • Reingard SpannringEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment book series (PSEE)


The chapter is framed by the posthumanist discourse within environmental education. It scrutinizes texts on “mutual becoming” in human-horse relationships and reveals unquestioned anthropocentric and speciesist assumptions, suggesting a more critical and liberating understanding of mutual becoming and posthumanist learning. The empirical basis of the chapter is an autoethnography informed by multispecies ethnography and zooanthropology, which brings the socio-cognitive potential and needs of the equine learning partners to bear on what an ethical pedagogic space could be.


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  1. 1.Institute for Educational ScienceUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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