This paper reports on research undertaken at the Australian National Field Days near Orange NSW. The research sought to see how discourses about sustainability were understood by visitors to the field days. Two mechanisms were employed. The first invited visitors to define sustainability in their own terms. The second offered a range of different definitions of sustainability to see if the respondents recognised them as relevant ways of talking about sustainability. Some demographic materials were also collected. Results are interpreted in relation to the discursive responses made by respondents. The research is part of a wider attempt to understand how a foucauldian theory of discourse and subjectivity may relate to sustainable grazing adoption and its relevance for extension research.
|Title of host publication||APEN 2003 Forum, Extending Extension|
|Subtitle of host publication||beyond traditional boundaries, methods and ways of thinking.|
|Place of Publication||Hobart Tasmania Australia|
|Publisher||The Regional Insitute Ltd|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||Extending Extension: beyond traditional boundaries, methods and ways of thinking. - Hobart Tasmania Australia, Australia|
Duration: 26 Nov 2003 → 28 Nov 2003
|Conference||Extending Extension: beyond traditional boundaries, methods and ways of thinking.|
|Period||26/11/03 → 28/11/03|
Palmer, L. (2003). Discourses of sustainability: a foucauldian approach. In V. Frank (Ed.), APEN 2003 Forum, Extending Extension: beyond traditional boundaries, methods and ways of thinking. (pp. 59). The Regional Insitute Ltd.