New This Month in Education and Environmental Studies

New This Month in Education and Environmental Studies

This March explore the experiences of transgender, queer, and non-binary youth, climate justice education, and the importance of environmental ethics. These new books in education and environmental studies offer valuable insights and perspectives on these important issues.

Going Along with Trans, Queer, and Non-Binary Youth, by Sam Stiegler, recounts a series of mobile interviews—or "go-alongs"—with eleven transgender, queer, and non-binary youth to examine the everyday ways they navigated and made their lives in New York City.

"Going Along with Trans, Queer, and Non-Binary Youth offers new contributions to education and youth studies, gender and sexuality studies, and qualitative methods. Throughout, Stiegler grapples with the limits of contemporary research methods in recognizing and depicting the lives of young people, particularly those at the margins of oppressive social and cultural regimes: queer youth, trans youth of color, and those without economic privilege, housing security, and/or supportive and resourced families. Recognizing these limits, Stiegler asks us to consider how research might be done differently—more richly, thoughtfully, and generatively. What unfolds is an invitation for readers to consider the sophisticated knowledge and capabilities of these young people as they navigate their urban world. The go-alongs are the heart of this book, generating fascinating and important data that would not be possible without the clearly articulated methodological choices that Stiegler has made." — Victoria Rawlings, coeditor of Community-Led Research: Walking New Pathways Together

Soft Science Sustainability: Educating for Otherwise Futures, by Ragnhild Utheim, is a multifaceted exploration of the dimensions of education for climate justice.

"Soft Science Sustainability is a great resource for critical environmental teachers and instructors. Utheim's 3C cartography provides a much-needed alterative to mainstream frameworks and represents an exciting contribution to the field of critical environmental pedagogy and curricular development." — Jesse Goldstein, author of Planetary Improvement: Cleantech Entrepreneurship and the Contradictions of Green Capitalism

Toward Environmental Wholeness: Method in Environmental Ethics and Science, by Patrick H. Byrne, offers a unified vision for approaching human ethical responses to what science is telling us about the crises facing our environment and climate.

"Toward Environmental Wholeness makes a unique and distinctive contribution, bridging two areas generally treated in isolation: history/philosophy of science and history/philosophy of environmental ethics. At the same time, Byrne's writing style is wonderfully clear and accessible, understandable to even a general audience despite the complexity of the ideas being presented." — James R. Skillen, author of This Land is My Land: Rebellion in the West

New in Paperback

Ecopolitics: Redefining the Polis, by Gerard Kuperus, analyzes the different feelings, drives and instincts we have inherited from other species, to suggest a new understanding of ourselves as part of an eco-political community.

"Kuperus promotes a minimalist political community in which cooperation and mutual aid fostered by empathy both define group membership and transform the relational personal identities of its members. This is a timely and interesting alternative narrative to the right-wing Populist demagoguery of the Hobbesian state of nature, which supports possessive individualism and inspires contractarian society, historically separating people from the natural world … Highly recommended." — CHOICE

"This engaging interdisciplinary work offers a new, robust view of the political realm, one that includes the wide and differentiated chorus of non-human beings. Expanding and locating a notion of the polis (civic and biological community) into evolutionary time, it forges a novel and provocative vision of 'ecopolitics' rooted in collaboration—a shared sense of the good, and forms of interspecies mutual aid." — David Macauley, coeditor of The Seasons: Philosophical, Literary, and Environmental Perspectives

Happy reading and come back to see what's new next month!