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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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Ecofeminism is a practical movement for social change that discerns interconnections among various forms of oppression: the exploitation of nature, the oppression of women, and racism. This anthology explores both how ecofeminism can enrich literary criticism and how literary criticism can contribute to ecofeminist theory and activism.

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.

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.

Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth

Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth

  • Author: Carol J. Adams,Lori Gruen
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1628926228
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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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.

Ecofeminist Natures

Ecofeminist Natures

Race, Gender, Feminist Theory and Political Action

  • Author: Noel Sturgeon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317959019
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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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.

Ecofeminism

Ecofeminism

Women, Culture, Nature

  • Author: Karen 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.

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.

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.

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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This collection gathers new essays in ecofeminist literary criticism and theory that extend the critical trajectory of ecocriticism toward interdisciplinarity, multiculturalism, and internationalism in the context of social ecofeminist theory and practice. The volume focuses on several major issues: multiculturalism and issues of environmental justice, constructions of masculinity and heterosexuality, formation of communities of resistance, and questions of language and representation."

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.

Ecological Literature and the Critique of Anthropocentrism

Ecological Literature and the Critique of Anthropocentrism

  • Author: Bryan L. Moore
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319607383
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 273
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This book is an analysis of literary texts that question, critique, or subvert anthropocentrism, the notion that the universe and everything in it exists for humans. Bryan Moore examines ancient Greek and Roman texts; medieval to twentieth-century European texts; eighteenth-century French philosophy; early to contemporary American texts and poetry; and science fiction to demonstrate a historical basis for the questioning of anthropocentrism and contemplation of responsible environmental stewardship in the twenty-first century and beyond. Ecological Literature and the Critique of Anthropocentrism is essential reading for ecocritics and ecofeminists. It will also be useful for researchers interested in the relationship between science and literature, environmental philosophy, and literature in general.

Ecofeminism

Ecofeminism

Women, Culture, Nature

  • Author: Karen J. Warren
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253116291
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 472
  • View: 8474
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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.

Woman and Nature

Woman and Nature

The Roaring Inside Her

  • Author: Susan Griffin
  • Publisher: Counterpoint
  • ISBN: 1619028751
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 300
  • View: 656
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In this famously provocative cornerstone of feminist literature, Susan Griffin explores the identification of women with the earth both as sustenance for humanity and as victim of male rage. Starting from Plato’s fateful division of the world into spirit and matter, her analysis of how patriarchal Western philosophy and religion have used language and science to bolster their power over both women and nature is brilliant and persuasive, coming alive in poetic prose. Griffin draws on an astonishing range of sourcesfrom timbering manuals to medical texts to Scripture and classical literaturein showing how destructive has been the impulse to disembody the human soul, and how the long separated might once more be rejoined. Poet Adrienne Rich calls Woman and Nature “perhaps the most extraordinary nonfiction work to have merged from the matrix of contemporary female consciousnessa fusion of patriarchal science, ecology, female history and feminism, written by a poet who has created a new form for her vision… The book has the impact of a great film or a fresco; yet it is intimately personal, touching to the quick of woman’s experience.”

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.

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.

Contemporary Perspectives on Ecofeminism

Contemporary Perspectives on Ecofeminism

  • Author: Mary Phillips,Nick Rumens
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317697200
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 234
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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.

Feminist Readings of Native American Literature

Feminist Readings of Native American Literature

Coming to Voice

  • Author: Kathleen M. Donovan
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • ISBN: 9780816516339
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 181
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Who in a society can speak, and under what circumstances? These questions are at the heart of both Native American literature and feminist literary and cultural theory. Despite the recent explosion of publication in each of these fields, almost nothing has been written to date that explores the links between the two. With Feminist Readings of Native American Literature, Kathleen Donovan takes an important first step in examining how studies in these two fields inform and influence one another. Focusing on the works of N. Scott Momaday, Joy Harjo, Paula Gunn Allen, and others, Donovan analyzes the texts of these well-known writers, weaving a supporting web of feminist criticism throughout. With careful and gracefully offered insights, the book explores the reciprocally illuminating nature of culture and gender issues. The author demonstrates how Canadian women of mixed-blood ancestry achieve a voice through autobiographies and autobiographical novels. Using a framework of feminist reader response theory, she considers an underlying misogyny in the writings of N. Scott Momaday. And in examining commonalities between specific cultures, she discusses how two women of color, Paula Gunn Allen and Toni Morrison, explore representations of femaleness in their respective cultures. By synthesizing a broad spectrum of critical writing that overlaps women's voices and Native American literature, Donovan expands on the frame of dialogue within feminist literary and cultural theory. Drawing on the related fields of ethnography, ethnopoetics, ecofeminism, and post-colonialism, Feminist Readings of Native American Literature offers the first systematic study of the intersection between two dynamic arenas in literary studies today.