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Literature and Ecofeminism

Literature and Ecofeminism

Intersectional and International Voices

  • Author: Douglas A. Vakoch,Sam Mickey
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351209736
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 212
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Bringing together ecofeminism and ecological literary criticism (ecocriticism), this book presents diverse ways of understanding and responding to the tangled relationships between the personal, social, and environmental dimensions of human experience and expression. Literature and Ecofeminism explores the intersections of sexuality, gender, embodiment, and the natural world articulated in literary works from Shakespeare through to contemporary literature. Bringing together essays from a global group of contributors, this volume draws on American literature, as well as Spanish, South African, Taiwanese, and Indian literature, in order to further the dialogue between ecofeminism and ecocriticism and demonstrate the ongoing relevance of ecofeminism for facilitating critical readings of literature. In doing so, the book opens up multiple directions for ecofeminist ideas and practices, as well as new possibilities for interpreting literature. This comprehensive volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecocriticism, ecofeminism, literature, gender studies, and the environmental humanities.

Literature, Nature, and Other

Literature, Nature, and Other

Ecofeminist Critiques

  • Author: Patrick D. Murphy
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791422779
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 212
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Postmodern theory at its best--a call for an ecofeminist dialogical method of reading literature and nature.

Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

Theory, Interpretation, Pedagogy

  • Author: Greta Claire Gaard,Patrick D. Murphy
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252067082
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 257
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Ecofeminist Literary Criticism is the first collection of its kind: a diverse anthology that explores both how ecofeminism can enrich literary criticism and how literary criticism can contribute to ecofeminist theory and activism. Ecofeminism is a practical movement for social change that discerns interconnections among all forms of oppression: the exploitation of nature, the oppression of women, class exploitation, racism, colonialism. Against binary divisions such as self/other, culture/nature, man/woman, humans/animals, and white/non-white, ecofeminist theory asserts that human identity is shaped by more fluid relationships and by an acknowledgment of both connection and difference. Once considered the province of philosophy and women's studies, ecofeminism in recent years has been incorporated into a broader spectrum of academic discourse. Ecofeminist Literary Criticism assembles some of the most insightful advocates of this perspective to illuminate ecofeminism as a valuable component of literary criticism.

Feminist Ecocriticism

Feminist Ecocriticism

Environment, Women, and Literature

  • Author: Douglas A. Vakoch
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739176838
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 168
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Feminist Ecocriticism examines the interplay of women and nature as seen through literary theory and criticism, drawing on insights from such diverse fields as chaos theory and psychoanalysis, while examining genres ranging from nineteenth-century sentimental literature to contemporary science fiction. The book explores the central claim of ecofeminism—that there is a connection between environmental degradation and the subordination of women—with the goal of identifying and fostering liberatory alternatives.

Mister Fortunes letztes Paradies

Mister Fortunes letztes Paradies

  • Author: Sylvia Townsend Warner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783293203211
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
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Mister Fortune, ehemals Buchhalter und spätberufener Missionar, wagt sein erstes Abenteuer. Er lässt sich, als einziger Weißer, auf der Pazifikinsel Fanua nieder, um den armen Wilden die christliche Heilsbotschaft zu verkünden. Doch ein listiger Dämon, unfassbar, aber allgegenwärtig, stellt sich dem beflissenen Laientheologen in den Weg, um die paradiesische Insel und ihre Bewohner im Urzustand zu erhalten. Nach drei beschwerlichen Jahren im Dienst der Kirche ist der glücklose Mister Fortune um eine zweifelhafte Bekehrung und eine unzweifelhafte Einsicht reicher. >Dieser Roman leuchtet in den Farben von Gauguins Bildern. Nürnberger Nachrichten Ein meisterhaft ironisches Buch voll herrlicher Situationskomik.

New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

  • Author: Andrea Campbell
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443809225
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 156
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As ecofeminism continues to gain attention from multiple academic discourses, the field of literary criticism has been especially affected by this philosophy/social movement. Scholars using ecofeminist literary criticism are making new and important arguments concerning literature across the spectrum and issues of environment, race, class, gender, sexuality, and other forms of oppression. The essays in New Directions in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism highlight the intersections of these oppressions through the works of different authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Ruth Ozeki, Linda Hogan and Flora Nwapa, and demonstrate the expansion of ecofeminist literary criticism to a more global scale as well as important connections with the field of environmental justice. This collection offers fresh insight and expands the important discussion surrounding the field of ecofeminism and literature.

New Essays in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

New Essays in Ecofeminist Literary Criticism

  • Author: Glynis Carr
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780838754764
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 191
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"The present volume gathers new essays in ecofeminist literary criticism and theory that extend this critical trajectory for ecocriticism in the context of social eco-feminist theory and practice."--BOOK JACKET.

Critical Essays on Post-colonial Literature

Critical Essays on Post-colonial Literature

  • Author: Bijay Kumar Das
  • Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • ISBN: 9788126907892
  • Category: Authors, Indic
  • Page: 180
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The Present Book Is An Attempt To Analyse Some Of The Outstanding Post-Colonial Writers Like Arundhati Roy (Booker Prize Winner 1997), Vikram Chandra (Commonwealth Prize Winner 1997), Derek Walcott (Nobel Prize Winner), Margaret Atwood (Booker Prize Winner 2000), Jayanta Mahapatra, Dom Moraes, Nissim Ezekiel, Keki N. Daruwalla, Kamala Das, Shiv K. Kumar, Anita Desai, Shashi Deshpande, Ruskin Bond (All Sahitya Akademi Award Winners) In The Light Of Post-Colonial Theory. Apart From Analysing Individual Authors, An Attempt Has Also Been Made To Show The Trends In Post-Colonial Poetry, Indian English Fiction, Orissan Contribution To Post-Colonial Indian English Literature And Above All, Post-Colonial English Studies In India.

Ecofeminism in Dialogue

Ecofeminism in Dialogue

  • Author: Douglas A. Vakoch,Sam Mickey
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498569285
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 248
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This anthology situates the cultural and literary theories of ecofeminism in an interdisciplinary and global dialogue. It brings ecofeminism into conversation with several areas of inquiry, including ecocriticism, postcolonialism, geography, environmental law, religion, geoengineering, systems thinking, family therapy, and environmental justice.

Ecofeminism

Ecofeminism

Women, Culture, Nature

  • Author: Karen Warren,Karen J. Warren,Nisvan Erkal
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253210577
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 454
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"... provides readers with a much-needed cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective on ecofeminist activism and scholarship." —Iris "... a very important contribution to the literature on ecological feminism." —Ethics "I think the unique collection of so many different perspectives will help to push readers out of their disciplinary views and work to bring theory and practice together in meaningful ways.... an excellent resource for scholars and teachers..." —Teaching Philosophy Here the potential strengths and weaknesses of the growing ecofeminist movement are critically assessed by scholars in a variety of academic disciplines and vocations, including anthropology, biology, chemical engineering, education, political science, recreation and leisure studies, sociology, and political organizing.

Earth Story in Wisdom Traditions

Earth Story in Wisdom Traditions

  • Author: Norman C. Habel,Shirley Wurst
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1841270865
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 213
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In this volume scholars from around the world read the story of the Earth in major Wisdom Traditions using the ecojustice principles outlined in Volume 1, 'Readings from the Perspective of Earth'. These readings uncover a range of fresh perspectives about Earth in seeking to discover where the voices of Earth are suppressed or heard in the Wisdom texts. Some texts reveal an ecokinship between Earth and Wisdom. Texts from Job challenge a cosmic model that gives priority to heaven over Earth. Still others challenge the mandate to dominate in Genesis 1.28. In many texts, Wisdom provides a vehicle for a new kinship with Earth. Comtributors include Jenny Wightman, Hendrik Viviers, Carole Fontaine, Izak Spangenberg, Alice Sinnott, Willie van Heerden, Katherine Dell, Dale Patrick, Marie Turner and Laura Hobgood-Oster.

The Green Studies Reader

The Green Studies Reader

From Romanticism to Ecocriticism

  • Author: Laurence Coupe
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415204064
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 315
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The Green Studies Reader is a comprehensive selection of critical texts addressing the connection between ecology, culture and literature. It offers a guide to the field of ecocriticism and material on green issues.

Transversal Ecocritical Praxis

Transversal Ecocritical Praxis

Theoretical Arguments, Literary Analysis, and Cultural Critique

  • Author: Patrick D. Murphy
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739182714
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 182
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Transversal Ecocritical Praxis: Theoretical Arguments, Literary Analysis, and Cultural Critique, Patrick D. Murphy, Ph.D, utilizes ecocriticism and ecofeminism to develop his concept of transversal practice: an interdisciplinary combination of theory and applied criticism. Traversing a wide range of examples, literary, cultural and economic, this work fleshes out the benefits of an ethically grounded interdisciplinary ecocriticism. /span

Ecofeminism and Rhetoric

Ecofeminism and Rhetoric

Critical Perspectives on Sex, Technology, and Discourse

  • Author: Douglas A. Vakoch
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 085745188X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 186
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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.

Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism

Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism

Pakistani Women's Literary and Cinematic Fictions

  • Author: Shazia Rahman
  • Publisher: Expanding Frontiers: Interdisc
  • ISBN: 9781496215123
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 246
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Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism provides a nuanced analysis of Pakistani women's lives, particularly in terms of how they engage with the environment, through readings of their literary and cinematic fictions. Shazia Rahman demonstrates the ways in which these women explore alternative, environmental means of belonging, examines the vitality of place-based identities within Pakistani culture, and, as such, contributes to evolving understandings of Pakistani women--both in relation to their environment as well as to various discourses of nation and patriarchy. Deploying a postcolonial, ecofeminist approach, Place and Postcolonial Ecofeminism allows theories of space and place-based identities to supply a framework for exploring everyday practices represented within Pakistani women's film and literature--the material reality of how people live among each other, deal with their environment, and intuit their relationship with the spiritual. By analyzing the cinematic and literary fictions that portray Pakistani women's engagements with the more-than-human environment, Rahman explains how nationalist and religious identifications exist simultaneously with less visible narratives of belonging, thereby enriching the understanding of the ways Pakistani women explore alternative, environmental ways of inclusion in order to counter dominant discourses of religious nationalism and global Islam.

Ecofeminist Natures

Ecofeminist Natures

Race, Gender, Feminist Theory, and Political Action

  • Author: Noël Sturgeon
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415912501
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 260
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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.

Environmental Crisis in Young Adult Fiction

Environmental Crisis in Young Adult Fiction

A Poetics of Earth

  • Author: A. Curry
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113727011X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
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This pioneering study is the first full-length treatment of feminism and the environment in children's literature. Drawing on the history, philosophy and ethics of ecofeminism, it examines the ways in which post-apocalyptic landscapes in young adult fiction reflect contemporary attitudes towards environmental crisis and human responsibility.