Ecofeminism: Women, Animals, Nature / Edition 1

Ecofeminism: Women, Animals, Nature / Edition 1

by Greta Gaard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0877229899

ISBN-13: 9780877229896

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: Temple University Press

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877229896
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
Ethics And Action Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Living Interconnections with Animals and Nature1
2Ecofeminism: Linking Theory and Practice13
3Dismantling Oppression: An Analysis of the Connection Between Women and Animals60
4Roots: Rejoining Natural and Social History91
5Ecofeminism and the Politics of Reality118
6Questioning Sour Grapes: Ecofeminism and the United Farm Workers Grape Boycott146
7Animal Rights and Feminist Theory167
8The Feminist Traffic in Animals195
9For the Love of Nature: Ecology and the Cult of the Romantic219
10From Heroic to Holistic Ethics: The Ecofeminist Challenge243
11A Cross-Cultural Critique of Ecofeminism272
12Ecofeminism and Native American Cultures: Pushing the Limits of Cultural Imperialism?295
Selected Bibliography315
About the Contributors323
Index327

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