Making the Other Through Good Intentions

  • Malin Ideland
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education and the Environment book series (PSEE)


This chapter is an introduction to the book, describing the aim, empirical data and theoretical framework. Since the book seeks to problematize the incontestability of Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE) and how to be an environmentally friendly student (the eco-certified child), it departs from Foucault’s thoughts on how discourses organize how it is possible to live in a certain context and how “kinds of” desirable and undesirable people are made inside these discourses. Ultimately the book aims to shed light on what is “into the bargain” with good intentions to create a sustainable society; how the idea of a common future in fact makes distinctions between social classes, races, and nationalities. The chapter outlines how these analyses are done from theories deconstructing normality and the Other.


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  • Malin Ideland
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  1. 1.Faculty of Education and SocietyMalmö UniversityMalmöSweden

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