Gutman Library Virtual Book Talk - Educating for the Anthropocene: Schooling and Activism in the Face of Slow Violence
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Education has never played as critical a role in determining humanity's future as it does in the Anthropocene, an era marked by humankind's unprecedented control over the natural environment. Drawing on a multi-sited ethnographic project among schools and activist groups in India and South Africa, Peter Sutoris explores education practices in the context of impoverished, marginal communities where environmental crises intersect with colonial and racist histories and unsustainable practices. He exposes the depoliticizing effects of schooling and examines cross-generational knowledge transfer within and beyond formal education. Finally, he calls for the bridging of schooling and environmental activism, to find answers to the global environmental crisis.
Author Peter Sutoris, environmental anthropologist, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Education at the University of York, and Honorary Senior Research Associate at University College London, will be joining us!
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