Identity and environmental education

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In exploring the relevance of 'identity' and its politics to environmental education research, this article describes how issues pertaining to personal identity might be understood, both conceptually and empirically. Second, it emphasizes how the postmodern phenomenon of 'identity-seeking' in a steadfastly consumer culture is relevant to unresolved questions about the critical aspirations of environmental education. It concludes with recommendations for research, curriculum and pedagogical development about how the 'intelligent body' might be utilized in inquiry to clarify the connections of the politics of identity processes and the environmental problematic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-88
Number of pages22
JournalEnvironmental Education Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

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