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Embodying our future through collaboration: the change is in the doing

journal contribution
posted on 01.01.2018, 00:00 authored by M Palmer, Peta WhitePeta White, S Wooltorton
Contributors to this special edition have agreed that we want a future of ecojustice and ecological sustainability. Our article unpacks experiences of oppression within the context of middle class academic privilege, undertaking resistances and working, in relationship, learning to live more sustainably in the Year of Living Sustainably. In this writing, we argue the case for activism in the academy and collaboratively build resilience toward more sustainable ways of being. By co-writing and analyzing fictionalized stories, we demonstrate how contemporary universities contribute to the unsustainability of social and ecological systems. This article presents a love story grounded in poststructural ecofeminist epistemology using collaborative autoethnography. Rather than re-presenting a heroic masculinist narrative of transcendence and success, we describe how our loving relationships support our activism.

History

Journal

Journal of environmental education

Volume

49

Issue

4

Season

Special issue: gender and environmental education 2

Pagination

309 - 317

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0095-8964

eISSN

1940-1892

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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