Individual Presentation or Panel Title

Somewhere so high above these walls: Pete Seeger and the power of song in teacher education

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Down by the Riverside: Pete Seeger’s Radical Environmental Pedagogy

Abstract

In this presentation, I examine the environmental turn in Pete Seeger’s music and activism, which began in the 1960’s and continued until his passing in 2014. Intersecting music, sailing, and history, Seeger constructed a radical environmental pedagogy that encouraged local citizens to reclaim and revive the Hudson River and the industrial waterfront. Analyzing Seeger’s music and performance alongside his innovative experiments in environmentalism and social justice, I show how Seeger’s life and work during this period reflect a shift and evolution in his understanding of the relationship between nature and culture, merging human rights and environmental action.

Presentation Description

In this presentation, I examine the environmental turn in Pete Seeger’s music and activism, which began in the 1960’s and continued until his passing in 2014. Intersecting music, sailing, and history, Seeger constructed a radical environmental pedagogy that encouraged local citizens to reclaim and revive the Hudson River and the industrial waterfront. Analyzing Seeger’s music and performance alongside his innovative experiments in environmentalism and social justice, I show how Seeger’s life and work during this period reflect a shift and evolution in his understanding of the relationship between nature and culture, merging human rights and environmental action.

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Stream C: Pushing Methodological Boundaries

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Somewhere so high above these walls: Pete Seeger and the power of song in teacher education

Stream C: Pushing Methodological Boundaries

In this presentation, I examine the environmental turn in Pete Seeger’s music and activism, which began in the 1960’s and continued until his passing in 2014. Intersecting music, sailing, and history, Seeger constructed a radical environmental pedagogy that encouraged local citizens to reclaim and revive the Hudson River and the industrial waterfront. Analyzing Seeger’s music and performance alongside his innovative experiments in environmentalism and social justice, I show how Seeger’s life and work during this period reflect a shift and evolution in his understanding of the relationship between nature and culture, merging human rights and environmental action.