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In: Adult Education, Museums and Art Galleries
In: Adult Education, Museums and Art Galleries
Chapter 1 When Lake Erie Is Polluted, We Are Too

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We live in times of profound crises: ecological, political, material, educational, spiritual and epistemological. A virus stalks the earth, and we are struggling as to how best to respond and understand. We are suffering from an epistemological malady of narrow, solipsistic thinking, under mantras like ‘evidence-based practice’. We separate ourselves off, as humans, from nature, from each other and even from ways of knowing. We find difficulty in creating deeper, psychic, intersubjective, social, ecological and spiritual sensibilities towards ourselves and our behaviors as well as myriad relationships. What is Lake Erie to us, what are we to Lake Erie? This chapter is about the power and ubiquity of turning away, of denial and the death wish, alongside the potential power of stories, and dialogue, to create interconnectedness and awareness of what we are called to do, and learn, in such times.

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In: Discourses, Dialogue and Diversity in Biographical Research
Chapter 6 Signs Images Words from 1968

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Through interrogation using shared autobiographical writings, juxtaposed with hegemonic societal narratives, the authors move between the past and the present using duoethnography to interrogate grand historical narratives from a critical feminist perspective. They revisit an exhibition designed to highlight historical events from 50 years ago, considering ways in which women are represented, reacting to the historical purported objective tone used to provide background about the events that evoke neither reflection or action. They uncover gaps between the stories told in the exhibition, between their memories and exhibition representations, and also generational gaps in understanding and experience. Their exploration of various scripto-visual texts and the ways in which they were represented in the exhibition illuminated for the authors the ways in which representation shapes how and what is learned.

In: Feminist Critique and the Museum
Chapter 4 Transition to Adulthood
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In: Doing Critical and Creative Research in Adult Education
Part 1 Discourses of Ecology and Learning
In: Discourses, Dialogue and Diversity in Biographical Research
Conclusion An Evolution of Ideas
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In: Discourses, Dialogue and Diversity in Biographical Research
Part 3 Diversity as a Content and as a Feature of Biographic Enquiry
In: Discourses, Dialogue and Diversity in Biographical Research
Part 2 Dialogue in Learning Together, and Its Distress
In: Discourses, Dialogue and Diversity in Biographical Research
Introduction Towards an Ecological Perspective on Learning and the Stories People Tell
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In: Discourses, Dialogue and Diversity in Biographical Research