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Degrowth, Decoloniality, and the Unsettling of the Knowing Subject: A Utopian Praxis for Social Work Education

Section 16: Social Work and the Environment


From: Critical Social Work Praxis


In the praxis chapter, Macías tackles the issue of environmental social work education and proposes a thought experiment that challenges us to interrogate taken-for-granted conceptions of the relationship between nature and humanity. She puts forward two conceptual frameworks — decoloniality and degrowth — and explores how they may inform and ultimately incite a fundamental change in the way in which we teach and learn about the Earth and our relationship to it.



Teresa Macías

Teresa Macías is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at York University. Her scholarly interests include transnational human rights regimes, poststructuralism, decolonial thought and social work education.