These 25 contributions discuss current problems in the areas of environmental ethics, deep ecology, ecofeminism, and political ecology. Topics include free-market and socialist environmentalism, sustainable development, social ecology, bioregionalism, ecotage, and ways for environmental ethicists
Ecocriticism explores the ways in which we imagine and portray the relationship between humans and the environment in all areas of cultural production. Greg Garrard traces the development of the movement and explores its key concepts, including: pollution wilderness apocalypse dwelling animals earth. Featuring a chapter on ecofeminism.
This edition offers a new section on religion and environmental ethics, updated material on issues of population and consumption, an expanded discussion of ecofeminism and an enhanced chapter on pragmatism and pluralism in moral theories. A chapter on ecofeminism.
This book addresses the interconnection of feminism, ecology, and religious theological thought. It knits together four concerns: globalization, interfaith ecological theology, ecofeminism, and deglobalization movements and thought. It examines how gender needs to be connected with inter-faith ecological theology and with critical analysis of globalization. The book looks at these issues comparatively across different world religions and across different regions of the earth.
Everyday exposures to common chemicals found in homes, schools, and workplaces have devastating long-term consequences on human health. The risks associated with these exposures (and the burdens of managing them) rest disproportionately on the shoulders of women. Our Chemical Selves critically examines the system that manufactures the chemicals as well as the social, political, and gender relations that enable harmful chemicals to continue being produced and consumed.
This groundbreaking work remains as relevant today as when it was when first published. Two authors argue that ecological destruction and industrial catastrophes constitute a direct threat to everyday life, the maintenance of which has been made the particular responsibility of women. In both industrialized societies and the developing countries, the new wars the world is experiencing, violent ethnic chauvinisms and the malfunctioning of the economy also pose urgent questions for ecofeminists.
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."
The academic world joined in a virtual explosion of societal interest in a topic that inherently lies in the confluence between 'social problems' and 'public policy' - the ways in which humans use and abuse the natural environment. In the worlds of social movement organizations and policy, that newfound interest showed up in dramatic growth of environmental organizations and a stream of powerful new environmental laws. This volume brings together the leading research on equity and the environment. It features contributions from academics and researchers in the field.
Plumwood argues that feminist theory has an important opportunity to make a major contribution to the debates in political ecology and environmental philosophy. This book explains the relation between ecofeminism and other feminist theories including radical green theories such as deep ecology. He provides a philosophical account of the relation of women and nature, and shows how relating male domination to the domination of nature is important and yet remains a dilemma for women.