Becoming Earth

A Post Human Turn in Educational Discourse Collapsing Nature/Culture Divides

  • Anne B. Reinertsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Anne B. Reinertsen
    Pages 1-13
  3. Patti Lather
    Pages 21-30
  4. Valerie J. Janesick
    Pages 31-40
  5. Louise Thomas
    Pages 41-51
  6. Nina Odegard, Nina Rossholt
    Pages 53-63
  7. Margaret Somerville, Frances Bodkin
    Pages 65-83
  8. Hanna Ellen Guttorm
    Pages 85-97
  9. Ann Merete Otterstad
    Pages 99-112
  10. Liz Jones
    Pages 113-121
  11. Camilla Eline Andersen
    Pages 123-136
  12. Norman Denzin
    Pages 137-161
  13. Anne Beate Reinertsen
    Pages 163-175

About this book


Becoming earth is about how we can write and tell stories in a way that allows us to collaborate and be stewards and partners of the (natural) world – our earth – rather than dominators of it. That is what this assemblage is about: about trying to take seriously the minor politics of sensing, experimenting with questions of attending and attuning to difference, contestation, nomadism, relationality, and permeability in sensing cultivating muchness, newness, communities of acceptance and decision making. Going beyond the binaries, dualisms, instrumentalist criteria, etc., and supplying third space conceptions of agency not tied to human action alone, but rather examining human and more-than human relational assemblages of affecting and being affected. The tasks for educators becoming not merely people who pass on traditions, institutions, systems and/or structures, but prepare for future contingent events ultimately creates vital pedagogies of many prospects in our classrooms and exceeds forms of contracts between generations. These are embodied ecologies and/or enacting ecologies in practice showing the practical and political strength of new materialisms and presenting its potential and usefulness to simultaneously work and analyse local and global political strategies and sustainability. Making virtuality productive as a form of life: our wonderings are thus always stronger than our assertions. The sometimes fierce stories in this book might light some paths.


Embodied ecologies Storying nature–culture enactments Sustainable futures Minor politics of sensing Post-athroposcene sciences Vitalist materialism Ecological literacy Wor(l)dly becomings Pedagogies of affect Pedagogies of care-full observations Pedagogies of organized chaos Ontological turn in research Eco-edu-pansemiotics Placemaking sustainability Generative generationality Sustainable liberation Infra-empiricism

Editors and affiliations

  • Anne B. Reinertsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Queen Maud University CollegeNorway

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