The end of the world and a promise of happiness : Environmental education within the cultural politics of emotions

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The end of the world and a promise of happiness : Environmental education within the cultural politics of emotions

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dc.contributor.author Ideland, Malin en_US
dc.contributor.editor Popkewitz, Thomas S.
dc.contributor.editor Diaz, Jennifer
dc.contributor.editor Kirchgasler, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-06T12:52:44Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-06T12:52:44Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1138694170 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/22449
dc.description.abstract Education for sustainability and environment (ESE) is characterized by notions about securing the future for the world and for its inhabitants. Environmental problems are said to be solved through education and not at least through domesticating students’ emotions concerning environmental and sustainable issues. In a double gesture of including “everyone” in the sustainability project, borders are draw between appropriate and unproductive emotions. Cultural politics of emotion make up the environmentally friendly person, and respectively, the risky Other – the affect alien. The desirable student is the willing child; the one who engages in sustainability – not because s/he is told to do so, but because s/he wants to. The Other is the willful child, a cultural figure who operates as a frightening example of what happens to children not willing to adapt to common will. Another “productive” emotion is happiness; a cultural obligation to be positive. Willingness and happiness become boundary markers, delineating those who deal with societal problems in a reasonable way and those who deal with them unreasonably – by being sad or angry. These are the “killjoys” not conforming to the language of hope. Instead, they seem to threaten the future by their very presence. en_US
dc.format.extent 14
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.subject Environmental education en_US
dc.subject Sustainability education en_US
dc.subject education for sustainable development en_US
dc.subject education for sustainability and environment en_US
dc.subject emotion en_US
dc.subject the Other en_US
dc.subject affect alien en_US
dc.subject critical race studies en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title The end of the world and a promise of happiness : Environmental education within the cultural politics of emotions en_US
dc.type BookChapter en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 2 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Education and Society
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Natural Science, Mathematics and Society (NMS)
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.routledge.com/A-Political-Sociology-of-Educational-Knowledge-Studies-of-Exclusions-and/Popkewitz-Diaz-Kirchgasler/p/book/9781138694170 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication A Political Sociology of Educational Knowledge : Studies of Exclusions and Difference en_US
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2018-08-06
dc.format.ePage 176
dc.format.sPage 163
mahlocal.rights.oaType green
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