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Tuottavan hämmennyksen äärellä : näkökulmia feministiseen pedagogiikkaan ympäristökriisien aikakaudella (2021)

Hyvärinen, P., Koistinen, A.-K., & Koivunen, T. (2021). Tuottavan hämmennyksen äärellä : näkökulmia feministiseen pedagogiikkaan ympäristökriisien aikakaudella. Sukupuolentutkimus, 34(1), 6-18.

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All authors or editors: Hyvärinen, Pieta; Koistinen, Aino-Kaisa; Koivunen, Tuija

Journal or series: Sukupuolentutkimus

ISSN: 2342-0634

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 34

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 6-18

Publisher: Sukupuolentutkimuksen seura

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/74902


In this article we examine feminist pedagogy as a question of knowledge production that acknowledges environmental crises and aims at producing ecologically responsible agency. We focus, first, on different feminist pedagogical approaches and the ways in which they enable different kinds of knowledge production on environmental issues. Second, building on queer pedagogy, we outline a pedagogy of differences that takes into account environmental questions and approaches them through acknowledging their unsettling epistemic potential. We propose that this kind of unsettlement in the face of knowledge facilitates the understanding of the ways in which various differences and uneasy affects contribute to knowledge production. It therefore helps to challenge the concepts, phenomena and understandings of which ‘environment’ and the crises related to it consist. Finally, we offer a critical discussion on how the university institution functions as a framework for producing knowledge at the crossroads of feminist pedagogy and environmental crises.

Keywords: pedagogy; feminist pedagogy; gender research; environment; environmental issues; environmental awareness; environmental education; knowledge production; theory of knowledge; feminism; human agency

Free keywords: environmental pedagogy; feminist epistemology; feminist pedagogy; pedagogy of differences

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 1

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