Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth

Author: Carol J. Adams,Lori Gruen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623565901

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Leading feminist scholars and activists as well as new voices introduce and explore themes central to contemporary ecofeminism. Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth first offers an historical, grounding overview that situates ecofeminist theory and activism and provides a timeline for important publications and events. This is followed by contributions from leading theorists and activists on how our emotions and embodiment can and must inform our relationships with the more than human world. In the final section, the contributors explore the complexities of appreciating difference and the possibilities of living less violently. Throughout the book, the authors engage with intersections of gender and gender non-conformity, race, sexuality, disability, and species. The result is a new up-to-date resource for students and teachers of animal studies, environmental studies, feminist/gender studies, and practical ethics.


Author: Vandana Shiva,Maria Mies

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1780329792

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 4076

This groundbreaking work remains as relevant today as when it was when first published. Two of Zed's best-known authors argue that ecological destruction and industrial catastrophes constitute a direct threat to everyday life, the maintenance of which has been made the particular responsibility of women. In both industrialized societies and the developing countries, the new wars the world is experiencing, violent ethnic chauvinisms and the malfunctioning of the economy also pose urgent questions for ecofeminists. Is there a relationship between patriarchal oppression and the destruction of nature in the name of profit and progress? How can women counter the violence inherent in these processes? Should they look to a link between the women's movement and other social movements? Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva offer a thought-provoking analysis of these and many other issues from a unique North-South perspective. They critique prevailing economic theories, conventional concepts of women's emancipation, the myth of 'catching up' development, the philosophical foundations of modern science and technology, and the omission of ethics when discussing so many questions, including advances in reproductive technology and biotechnology. In constructing their own ecofeminist epistemology and methodology, these two internationally respected feminist environmental activists look to the potential of movements advocating consumer liberation and subsistence production, sustainability and regeneration, and they argue for an acceptance of limits and reciprocity and a rejection of exploitation, the endless commoditization of needs, and violence.


Women, Culture, Nature

Author: Karen J. Warren

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253116291

Category: Nature

Page: 472

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"... provides readers with a much-needed cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective on ecofeminist activism and scholarship." -- Iris "... a very important contribution to the literature on ecological feminism." -- Ethics "I think the unique collection of so many different perspectives will help to push readers out of their disciplinary views and work to bring theory and practice together in meaningful ways.... an excellent resource for scholars and teachers..." -- Teaching Philosophy Here the potential strengths and weaknesses of the growing ecofeminist movement are critically assessed by scholars in a variety of academic disciplines and vocations, including anthropology, biology, chemical engineering, education, political science, recreation and leisure studies, sociology, and political organizing.


Author: Greta Gaard

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781439905487

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 6691

Feminist scholars and activists explore the relationships among humans, animals, and the natural environment.

Ecofeminism and Rhetoric

Critical Perspectives on Sex, Technology, and Discourse

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 085745188X

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

View: 6709

By drawing on the complex interplay of ecology and feminism, ecofeminists identify links between the domination of nature and the oppression of women. This volume introduces a variety of innovative approaches for advancing ecofeminist activism, demonstrating how words exert power in the world. Contributors explore the interconnections between the dualisms of nature/culture and masculine/feminine, providing new insights into sex and technology through such wide-ranging topics as canine reproduction, orangutan motherhood and energy conservation. Ecofeminist rhetorics of care address environmental problems through cooperation and partnership, rather than hierarchical subordination, encouraging forms of communication that value mutual understanding over persuasion and control. By critically examining ways that theory can help deconstruct domineering practices-exposing the underlying ideologies-a new generation of ecofeminist scholarship illuminates the transformative capacity of language to foster emancipation and liberation.

Ecofeminist Natures

Race, Gender, Feminist Theory and Political Action

Author: Noel Sturgeon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317959019

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 1241

Examining the development of ecofeminism from the 1980s antimilitarist movement to an internationalist ecofeminism in the 1990s, Sturgeon explores the ecofeminist notions of gender, race, and nature. She moves from detailed historical investigations of important manifestations of US ecofeminism to a broad analysis of international environmental politics.

Contemporary Perspectives on Ecofeminism

Author: Mary Phillips,Nick Rumens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317697200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

View: 1132

Why is ecofeminism still needed to address the environmental emergencies and challenges of our times? Ecofeminism has a chequered history in terms of its popularity and its perceived value in conceptualizing the relationship between gender and nature as well as feeding forms of activism that aim to confront the environmental challenges of the moment. This book provides a much-needed comprehensive overview of the relevance and value of using eco-feminist theories. It gives a broad coverage of traditional and emerging eco-feminist theories and explores, across a range of chapters, their various contributions and uniquely spans various strands of ecofeminist thinking. The origins of influential eco-feminist theories are discussed including key themes and some of its leading figures (contributors include Erika Cudworth, Greta Gaard, Trish Glazebrook and Niamh Moore), and outlines its influence on how scholars might come to a more generative understanding of the natural environment. The book examines eco-feminism’s potential contribution for advancing current discussions and research on the relationships between the humans and more than humans that share our world. This timely volume makes a distinctive scholarly contribution and is a valuable resources for students and academics in the fields of environmentalism, political ecology, sustainability and nature resource management.

Ecofeminist Philosophy

A Western Perspective on what it is and why it Matters

Author: Karen Warren

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847692996

Category: Nature

Page: 253

View: 6291

A philosophical exploration of the nature, scope, and significance of ecofeminist theory and practice. This book presents the key issues, concepts, and arguments which motivate and sustain ecofeminism from a western philosophical perspective.

Literature and Ecofeminism

Intersectional and International Voices

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch,Sam Mickey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351209736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 5798

Bringing together ecofeminism and ecological literary criticism (ecocriticism), this book presents diverse ways of understanding and responding to the tangled relationships between the personal, social, and environmental dimensions of human experience and expression. Literature and Ecofeminism explores the intersections of sexuality, gender, embodiment, and the natural world articulated in literary works from Shakespeare through to contemporary literature. Bringing together essays from a global group of contributors, this volume draws on American literature, as well as Spanish, South African, Taiwanese, and Indian literature, in order to further the dialogue between ecofeminism and ecocriticism and demonstrate the ongoing relevance of ecofeminism for facilitating critical readings of literature. In doing so, the book opens up multiple directions for ecofeminist ideas and practices, as well as new possibilities for interpreting literature. This comprehensive volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecocriticism, ecofeminism, literature, gender studies, and the environmental humanities.

Ecofeminism and Globalization

Exploring Culture, Context, and Religion

Author: Eaton,Lorentzen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0585482764

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 7849

Discusses ecofeminism in the context of the social, political and ecological consequences of globalization. The book includes case studies, essays, theoretical works, and articles on ecofeminist movements from many of the world''s regions including Taiwan, Mexico, Kenya, Chile, India, Brazil, Canada, England and the United States.


Towards Integrating the Concerns of Women, Poor People, and Nature into Development

Author: Jytte Nhanenge

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761854290

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 6279

This book is for those who desire to improve their understanding of the current crises of poverty, environmental destruction, violence, and human rights abuses, and their causes. Unless we increase our awareness and demand changes that balance the yang and yin forces, patriarchal domination will eradicate life on planet Earth.

Earth & spirit

the spiritual dimension of the environmental crisis

Author: Fritz Hull

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780826405753

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 3827


Ecofeminism in Dialogue

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch,Sam Mickey

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498569285

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 3854

This anthology situates the cultural and literary theories of ecofeminism in an interdisciplinary and global dialogue. It brings ecofeminism into conversation with several areas of inquiry, including ecocriticism, postcolonialism, geography, environmental law, religion, geoengineering, systems thinking, family therapy, and environmental justice.

Feminist Ecologies

Changing Environments in the Anthropocene

Author: Lara Stevens,Peta Tait,Denise Varney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319643851

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 9264

This edited volume critically engages with ecofeminist scholarship. It tracks the ongoing dialogue between women’s issues and environmental change by republishing the work of pioneering scholars and activists in the field. Together with new essays by contemporary ecofeminist scholars, the book uncovers the dialectical relationship between environmental and feminist causes, the relational identities of feminists and ecofeminists, and the concept of ecofeminism as a rallying point for environmental feminism. The volume defines ecofeminism as a multidisciplinary project and will appeal to readers working within the field of Environmental Humanities.

The Changing Nature of Eco/Feminism

Telling Stories from Clayoquot Sound

Author: Niamh Moore

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774826304

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 6386

Twenty years after activists set up a peace camp blocking a logging road into an extensive area of temperate rainforest in Clayoquot Sound, that summer of protest still holds a prominent place in Canadian environmental discourse. Although the camp was said to be based on feminist or eco/feminist principles, insufficient attention has been paid to its impact on feminism and the debates that were raging at that time. Moore sets out to remedy this through a careful, qualitative study of the peace camp. She demonstrates that the sheer vitality of eco/feminist politics at the camp confounded dominant narratives of contemporary feminism and re-imagined eco/feminist politics for new times.

Watersheds in Marxist Ecofeminism

Author: Pamela Odih

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443870358

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

View: 4856

The neoliberal environmental governance of river conservation, coupled with the organizational modernization imposed and sustained by the European Union's water directives, engenders Other Spaces of feminist ecological alignment. The riparian landscapes of urban cities are manifestations of political and ideological rationalities operating under the constraints of capitalist markets, and are saturated by the contradictions of neoliberal environmental science. Neoliberal rationalities configur...

The Good-natured Feminist

Ecofeminism and the Quest for Democracy

Author: Catriona Sandilands

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816630974

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 441

Annotation Heroic mothers defending home and hearth against a nature deformed by multinationalist corporate practice: this may be a compelling story, but it is not necessarily the source of valid feminist or ecological critique. What's missing is the democratic element, an insistence on bringing to public debate all the relations of gender and nature that such a view takes for granted. This book aims to situate a commitment to theory and politics -- that is, to democratic practice -- at the center of ecofeminism and, thus, to move toward an ecofeminism that is truly both feminist and ecological. The Good-Natured Feminist inaugurates a sustained conversation between ecofeminism and recent writings in feminist postmodernism and radical democracy. Starting with the assumption that ecofeminism is a body of democratic theory, the book tells how the movement originated in debates about "nature" in North American radical feminisms, how it then became entangled with identity politics, and how it now seeks to include nature in democratic conversation and, especially, to politicize relations between gender and nature in both theoretical and activist milieus.

Gaia and God

An Ecofeminist Theology of Earth Healing

Author: Rosemary R. Ruether

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060669675

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 3940

Internationally acclaimed author and teacher Rosemary Radford Ruether presents a sweeping ecofeminist theology that illuminates a path toward "earth-healing"--a whole relationship between men and women, communities and nations. "This is theology that really matters."--Harvey Cox

Ecofeminism as Politics

Nature, Marx, and the Postmodern

Author: Ariel Salleh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786990402

Category: Ecofeminism

Page: 224

View: 7553

Exploring the philosophical and political challenges of bridging feminist and ecological concerns, Ecofeminism as Politics argues that ecofeminism reaches beyond contemporary social movements as a political synthesis of four revolutions in one, taking in ecology, feminism, socialism, and postcolonial struggle. Informed by a critical postmodern reading of Marxism, Ecofeminism as Politics integrates discourses on science, the body, culture, nature, and political economy. Highlighting the importance of finding commonalities between ecofeminist and indigenous struggles, Salleh offers a groundbreaking discussion of deep ecology, social ecology, eco-socialism, and postmodern feminism through the lens of an ecofeminist deconstruction.

Critical Ecofeminism

Author: Greta Gaard

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498533590

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 3711

This book affirms its feminist and activist roots, resists gender essentialisms, and companions the activist orientations of critical animal studies and environmental justice. It draws on feminist science and anticolonial studies, utilizing a posthumanist, queer feminist methodology to enhance discussions of today’s ecopolitical challenges.