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From the Publisher"The essays...are a stimulating and welcome addition to this burgeoning body of critical thought."
—Canadian Woman Studies
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.
|1||Living Interconnections with Animals and Nature||1|
|2||Ecofeminism: Linking Theory and Practice||13|
|3||Dismantling Oppression: An Analysis of the Connection Between Women and Animals||60|
|4||Roots: Rejoining Natural and Social History||91|
|5||Ecofeminism and the Politics of Reality||118|
|6||Questioning Sour Grapes: Ecofeminism and the United Farm Workers Grape Boycott||146|
|7||Animal Rights and Feminist Theory||167|
|8||The Feminist Traffic in Animals||195|
|9||For the Love of Nature: Ecology and the Cult of the Romantic||219|
|10||From Heroic to Holistic Ethics: The Ecofeminist Challenge||243|
|11||A Cross-Cultural Critique of Ecofeminism||272|
|12||Ecofeminism and Native American Cultures: Pushing the Limits of Cultural Imperialism?||295|
|About the Contributors||323|