Feminist Science – the Queer Interspecies Tango | Rantzerker (with TL;DR) 108


Today on the Rantzerker we will be hanging out with TL;DR and going through yet another brilliant Feminist academic paper. This one has the following abstract:

Using the figuration of queer tango, we conceive this essay as a performance
that responds to three Canadian Journal of Environmental Education articles,
each of which calls for the creation and circulation of more queer scholarship
in environmental education. We explore Vagle’s (2015) suggestion of working
along the edges and margins of phenomenology using poststructuralist
concepts and ideas, with a view to engaging with J. Russell’s (2013)
phenomenological interpretation of queer theory, with particular reference
to Sara Ahmed’s (2006) phenomenological exploration of “(dis)orientation.”
Although Vagle (2015) uses the Deleuzean concepts of multiplicity and line of
flight to explore the phenomenological notion of intentionality, we suggest
that engaging other, somewhat lesser used, Deleuzean concepts might
better pair with J. Russell’s (2013) use of the phenomenological ideas of
orientation and embodied experiences. Thus, we draw on the Deleuzean
creative conceptions of the molar/molecular, body without organs, and
assemblages to queer(y) phenomenological notions of subjects, objects, lived
bodies, and (dis)orientations. Through our inquiry, we found that dancing
around the edges of phenomenology requires a redrawing of the boundaries
of subjectivity and objectivity that moves from the individual to the
collective, from static objects to material-semiotic generative nodes. Our
provocation is that such a queer dance—one that prods and probes the
geometries and optics of relationality (Barad, 2003)—can not only
reinvigorate environmental education scholarship but also help to reimagine
curriculum as a collective inquiry into the practices of enacting and policing

This should be interesting. Tune in @2pm Eastern!



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