Ecofeminism Women, Animals, Nature

ISBN-10: 0877229899
ISBN-13: 9780877229896
Edition: 1993
Authors: Greta Gaard
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 1/14/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 18.00" tall
Weight: 1.034

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. Author note: Greta Gaard is Assistant Professor of Composition and Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Preface
Living Interconnections with Animals and Nature
Notes
Ecofeminism: Linking Theory and Practice
Notes
Dismantling Oppression: an Analysis of the Connection Between Women and Animals
Notes
Roots: Rejoining Natural and Social History
Notes
Ecofminism and the Politics of Reality
Notes
Questioning Sour Grapes: Ecofeminism and the United Farm Workers Grape Boycott
Notes
Animal Rights and Feminist Theory
Notes
The Feminist Traffic in Animals
For the Love of Nature: Ecology and the Cult of the Romantic
From Heroic to Holistic Ethics: the Ecofeminist Challenge
Notes
A Cross-Cultural Critique of Ecofeminism
Ecofeminism and Native American Cultures: Pushing the Limits of Cultural Imperialism?
Notes
Selected Bibliography
About the Contributors
Index

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