Consuming environmentalism: following codes or practicing ethics?

Preston, Lou 2013, Consuming environmentalism: following codes or practicing ethics?, Social educator, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 19-24.

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Title Consuming environmentalism: following codes or practicing ethics?
Author(s) Preston, Lou
Journal name Social educator
Volume number 30
Issue number 3
Start page 19
End page 24
Total pages 6
Publisher Social Educators Association of Australia
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2013-06
ISSN 1328-3480
Keyword(s) environmentalism
Michel Foucault
Summary In this article, I consider some of the pedagogical challenges presented by a new wave of environmentalism that implores individuals to "save the earth" through simple, normalised acts like recycling. In the context of teaching environmental education in higher education settings, I provide a justification for an alternative conception of environmentalism based on self-stylisation. This conception draws on the work of French philosopher, Michel Foucault, who studied ancient Greeks to contemplate a new perspective on ethics.
Language eng
Field of Research 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 930201 Pedagogy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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