Queering science education without making too much sense

Steve Fifield (Editor), Will Letts (Editor)

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We've worked at intersections of science education and queer theories, on and off,for 20 years. In this chapter we organize some of what we've learned while troubling the urge to make sense around autobiographical reflections. We re-member and reimagine what it was like to bring together science education and queer theories,such as we grasped them, beginning at a time when we knew of no similar work. Queer theories and science education are utterly entangled, but they have nothing in particular to do or not to do with each other. What emerges from their local and temporary contacts depends on the orientations of their meetings. Local and temporary, but karmic-because each dalliance conditions (im)possibilities for the next. Similarly for authors and readers-we and you are inextricable, but none of us knows what will come of our intimacies. So we're eager to share stories with others interested in the ongoing intercourse of science education and queer theories. We know you have more in mind-body to make and unmake of these tales than we imagine.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSTEM of desire
Subtitle of host publicationQueer theories and science education
EditorsWill Letts, Steve Fifield
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
PublisherBrill | Sense
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9789004331068
ISBN (Print)9789004331051, 9789004369986
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameCultural and Historical Perspectives on Science Education Research Dialogs
PublisherBrill Sense
ISSN (Print)2589-6199


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