Ecofeminism (Google eBook)

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Greta Gaard
Temple University Press, Sep 3, 2010 - Nature - 304 pages
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Drawing on the insights of ecology, feminism, and socialism, ecofeminism's basic premise is that the ideology that authorizes oppression based on race, class, gender, sexuality, physical abilities, and species is the same ideology that sanctions the oppression of nature. In this collection of essays, feminist scholars and activists discuss the relationships among human begins, the natural environment, and nonhuman animals. They reject the nature/culture dualism of patriarchal thought and locate animals and humans within nature. The goal of these twelve articles is to contribute to the evolving dialogue among feminists, ecofeminists, animal liberationists, deep ecologists, and social ecologists in an effort to create a sustainable lifestyle for all inhabitants of the earth.

Among the issues addressed are the conflicts between Green politics and ecofeminism, various applications of ecofeminist theory, the relationship of animal liberation to ecofeminism, harmful implications of the romanticized woman-nature association in Western culture, and cultural limitations of ecofeminism.

In the series Ethics and Action, edited by Tom Regan.

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User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

There are surely better anthologies out there now than this one from '93. Or I really hope so. A few all right essays in the middle, but most of the pieces were redundant even as they addressed ... Read full review

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1 Living Interconnections with Animals and Nature
Linking Theory and Practice
An Analysis of the Connection Between Women and Animals
Rejoining Natural and Social History
5 Ecofeminism and the Politics of Reality
Ecofeminism and the United Farm Workers Grape Boycott
7 Animal Rights and Feminist Theory
8 The Feminist Traffic in Animals
Ecology and the Cult of the Romantic
The Ecofeminist Challenge
11 A CrossCultural Critique of Ecofeminism
Pushing the Limits of Cultural Imperialism?
Selected Bibliography
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Greta Gaard is Assistant Professor of Composition and Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

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