Whose Better? (re)Orientating a Queer Ecopedagogy

Joshua Russell

Abstract


Previous invitations to queer environmental education research and practice have fallen largely silent. This paper seeks to address that silence by orientating ecopedagogy toward a phenomenology of queer experience. Inspired by the utopian promises of the “It Gets Better Project” and ecopedagogy generally, the author suggests that queer phenomenology can offer new insights into the temporal and spatial orientations of ecopedagogical work. The hope of a queer ecopedagogy lies in its invitation to a wide range of beings and its celebration of (dis)orientating experiences for the imagination and enactment of more egalitarian and democratic futures.

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