Emancipatory Political Ecology Pedagogy In and Out of the Classroom





In this brief commentary, we reflect on two aspects of contemporary political ecology scholarship: The first is a reflexive assessment of socio-political relational positionalities as a necessary condition, not only to challenge but also to act upon socio-ecological injustices. Second, we examine the effective delivery of cross-cultural pedagogies of care that inform the development of self-reliant political ecology (PE) scholars and/or activists within the constraints of neoliberal education. We argue that both issues are relevant to position PE as an emancipatory pedagogy and praxis in a decolonizing world.


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Author Biography

Denisse Rodríguez, Lecturer in Development Studies, SSPS, University of Melbourne, Australia

Lecturer in Development Studies


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Batterbury, S., & Rodríguez, D. (2023). Emancipatory Political Ecology Pedagogy In and Out of the Classroom. Ecology, Economy and Society–the INSEE Journal, 6(2), 113–120. https://doi.org/10.37773/ees.v6i2.1011



Special Section: Political Ecology