Ecofeminism

Author: Greta Gaard
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781439905487
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Feminist scholars and activists explore the relationships among humans, animals, and the natural environment.

Nature Ethics

Author: Marti Kheel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742552012
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In Nature Ethics: An Ecofeminist Perspective, Marti Kheel explores the underlying worldview of 'nature ethics, ' offering an alternative ecofeminist approach. Seeking to heal the divisions between the seemingly disparate movements and philosophies of feminism, animal advocacy, environmental ethics, and holistic health, Kheel proposes an ecofeminist philosophy that underscores the importance of empathy and care for individual beings as well as larger wholes

Ecofeminism Feminist Intersections With Other Animals And The Earth

Author: Carol J. Adams
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1623565901
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Leading feminist scholars and activists as well as new voices introduce and explore themes central to contemporary ecofeminism. Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth first offers an historical, grounding overview that situates ecofeminist theory and activism and provides a timeline for important publications and events. This is followed by contributions from leading theorists and activists on how our emotions and embodiment can and must inform our relationships with the more than human world. In the final section, the contributors explore the complexities of appreciating difference and the possibilities of living less violently. Throughout the book, the authors engage with intersections of gender and gender non-conformity, race, sexuality, disability, and species. The result is a new up-to-date resource for students and teachers of animal studies, environmental studies, feminist/gender studies, and practical ethics.

Ecofeminism And Environmental Ethics

Author: David Kronlid
Publisher: Uppsala Universitet
ISBN: 9789155455163
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Ecofeminism is sometimes stereotyped by its critics as a radical woman-is-closer-to-nature-movement, or as a feel-good care alternative to utility focused and abstract environmentalism and ethics. This study challenges these views of ecofeminism and discusses a vast variety of ecofeminist standpoints concerning important issues within environmental ethics at large, such as views and values of nature, social constructivism and nature, and ethical contextualism and pluralism. Ecofeminist ethics holds that a main cause of the environmental crisis is the existence of the so-called twin domination. According to the twin domination thesis, exploitation of nature and oppression of women share the same conceptual and evaluative structure. Consequently, in order to solve the environmental crisis we need to end oppression of women, and vice versa. Acknowledge that one obvious advantage of ecofeminism is that it puts gender issues on the environmental and development agenda, this study asks whether the fact that ecofeminism takes the twin domination these as a starting point, results in particular and from nonfeminist environmental ethics different environmental ethical theoretical standpoints.

Contemporary Perspectives On Ecofeminism

Author: Mary Phillips
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317697200
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Why is ecofeminism still needed to address the environmental emergencies and challenges of our times? Ecofeminism has a chequered history in terms of its popularity and its perceived value in conceptualizing the relationship between gender and nature as well as feeding forms of activism that aim to confront the environmental challenges of the moment. This book provides a much-needed comprehensive overview of the relevance and value of using eco-feminist theories. It gives a broad coverage of traditional and emerging eco-feminist theories and explores, across a range of chapters, their various contributions and uniquely spans various strands of ecofeminist thinking. The origins of influential eco-feminist theories are discussed including key themes and some of its leading figures (contributors include Erika Cudworth, Greta Gaard, Trish Glazebrook and Niamh Moore), and outlines its influence on how scholars might come to a more generative understanding of the natural environment. The book examines eco-feminism’s potential contribution for advancing current discussions and research on the relationships between the humans and more than humans that share our world. This timely volume makes a distinctive scholarly contribution and is a valuable resources for students and academics in the fields of environmentalism, political ecology, sustainability and nature resource management.

Respect For Nature

Author: Paul W. Taylor
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400838530
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What rational justification is there for conceiving of all living things as possessing inherent worth? In Respect for Nature, Paul Taylor draws on biology, moral philosophy, and environmental science to defend a biocentric environmental ethic in which all life has value. Without making claims for the moral rights of plants and animals, he offers a reasoned alternative to the prevailing anthropocentric view--that the natural environment and its wildlife are valued only as objects for human use or enjoyment. Respect for Nature provides both a full account of the biological conditions for life--human or otherwise--and a comprehensive view of the complex relationship between human beings and the whole of nature. This classic book remains a valuable resource for philosophers, biologists, and environmentalists alike--along with all those who care about the future of life on Earth. A new foreword by Dale Jamieson looks at how the original 1986 edition of Respect for Nature has shaped the study of environmental ethics, and shows why the work remains relevant to debates today.

Ecofeminism And Rhetoric

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 085745188X
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By drawing on the complex interplay of ecology and feminism, ecofeminists identify links between the domination of nature and the oppression of women. This volume introduces a variety of innovative approaches for advancing ecofeminist activism, demonstrating how words exert power in the world. Contributors explore the interconnections between the dualisms of nature/culture and masculine/feminine, providing new insights into sex and technology through such wide-ranging topics as canine reproduction, orangutan motherhood and energy conservation. Ecofeminist rhetorics of care address environmental problems through cooperation and partnership, rather than hierarchical subordination, encouraging forms of communication that value mutual understanding over persuasion and control. By critically examining ways that theory can help deconstruct domineering practices-exposing the underlying ideologies-a new generation of ecofeminist scholarship illuminates the transformative capacity of language to foster emancipation and liberation.

Critical Ecofeminism

Author: Greta Gaard
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498533590
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This book affirms its feminist and activist roots, resists gender essentialisms, and companions the activist orientations of critical animal studies and environmental justice. It draws on feminist science and anticolonial studies, utilizing a posthumanist, queer feminist methodology to enhance discussions of today’s ecopolitical challenges.

Ecofeminist Natures

Author: Noel Sturgeon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317959019
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Examining the development of ecofeminism from the 1980s antimilitarist movement to an internationalist ecofeminism in the 1990s, Sturgeon explores the ecofeminist notions of gender, race, and nature. She moves from detailed historical investigations of important manifestations of US ecofeminism to a broad analysis of international environmental politics.

Ecofeminist Philosophy

Author: Karen Warren
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847692996
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A philosophical exploration of the nature, scope, and significance of ecofeminist theory and practice. This book presents the key issues, concepts, and arguments which motivate and sustain ecofeminism from a western philosophical perspective.