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Ecofeminism
by Greta Gaard
Temple University Press, 1993
Paper: 978-0-87722-989-6 | Cloth: 978-0-87722-988-9 | eISBN: 978-1-4399-0548-7
Library of Congress Classification HQ1233.E26 1993
Dewey Decimal Classification 304.2

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

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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