Feminism And Ecological Communities

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Overview

Feminism and Ecological Communities presents a bold and passionate rethinking of teh ecofeminist movement. It is one of the first books to acknowledge the importance of postmodern feminist arguments against ecofeminism whilst persuasively preseenting a strong new case for econolocal feminism.
Chris J.Cuomo first traces the emergence of ecofeminism from the ecological and feminist movements before clearly discussing the weaknesses of some ecofeminist positions. Exploring the dualisms of nature/culture and masculing/feminine that are the bulwark of many contemporary ecofeminist positions and questioning traditional traditional feminist analyses of gender and caring, Feminism and Ecological Communities asks whether women are essentially closer to nature than men and how we ought to link the oppression of women, people of colour, and other subjugated groups to the degradation of nature.
Chris J.Cuomo addresses these key issues by drawing on recent work in feminist ethics as well as teh work of diverse figures such as Aristotle, John Dewey, Donna Haraway adn Maria Lugones. A fascinating feature of the book is the use of the metaphor of the cyborg to highlight the fluidity of the nature/culture distinction and how this can enrich econfeminist ethics and politics.
An outstanding new argument for an ecological feminism that links both theory and practice, Feminism and Ecological Communities bravely redraws the ecofeminist map. It will be essential reading for all those interested in gender studies, environmental studies and philosophy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415158053
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/25/1997
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Thinking at the crossroads 1
Prelude: Situating Ecological Feminism 11
1 The Ecofeminist Project 22
2 Feminist Ethics and the Value of Nature 41
3 So as to Flourish: The Goals of Ecological Feminism 62
Interlude: On Ethics Without Purity 81
4 Selves, Systems and Chaos 91
5 Not So Static After All: Ecological Feminism and Anti-Essentialist Criticism 112
6 Considering the Problems in Ecofeminism 126
7 Activism That Is Not One 141
Works cited and of related interest 152
Index 167
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