Embodying a mine site: enacting cyborg curriculum

Gough, A 2003, 'Embodying a mine site: enacting cyborg curriculum', Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 33-47.


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Collection: Journal Articles

Title Embodying a mine site: enacting cyborg curriculum
Author(s) Gough, A
Year 2003
Journal name Journal of Curriculum Theorizing
Volume number 19
Issue number 4
Start page 33
End page 47
Total pages 15
Publisher Caddo Gap Press
Abstract This paper focuses on the construction of my post-operatively scarred body as a mine site, my experiences with reconstructively normalizing its appearance as a cyborg, and the implications for my work as an environmental educator interested in how the body of a theorist is presented within theoretical spaces. The paper is not a victim's story as such, but rather a response to the hypothesis that illness is a call for stories, that the body needs a voice that disease and illness take away. It relates Donna Haraway's notions of the cyborg and other feminist poststructuralist work to both my living body and the body of my curriculum work in environmental education.
Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Keyword(s) post-operatively scarred body
mine site
cyborg
environmental education
body
theorist
theoretical spaces
disease and illness
Donna Haraway
feminist poststructuralist work
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