Contemporary Perspectives on Ecofeminism


Phillips, Mary, and Nick Rumens. 2016. Contemporary Perspectives on Ecofeminism. New York: Routledge.

Authors: Mary Phillips, Nick Rumens


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 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. (Summary from Google Books)
Table of Contents:
1. Eco/feminist Genealogies: Renewing Promises and New Possibilities
Niamh Moore
2. Ecofeminism and the Animal
Erika Cudworth
3. Developing Ecofeminist Corporeality: Writing the Body as Activist Poetics
Mary Phillips
4. Regeneration in Limbo: Ecofeminist Perspectives on the Multiple Crisis and Social Contract
Adelheid Biesecker and Uta Von Winterfeld
5. Where Rivers Meet: Exploring the Confluence of Ecofeminism, Covenental Ethics and Action Research
Mary Brydon-Miller and Anne Inga Hilsen
6. Climate Adaptation in the Global South: Funding Women’s Farming
Trish Glazebrook
7. Hidden Lives, Invisible Vocation? Giving Voice to Game Rangers’ Wives in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Ida Sabelis, Tamarisk Van Vliet, and Harry Wels
8. The Township Gaze: a Postcolonial Ecofeminist Theory for Touring the New South Africa
Laura Wright
9. From ‘Cli-Fi’ to Critical Ecofeminism: Narratives of Climate Chage and Climate Justice
Greta Gaard
10. Using Gender Theories to Analyse Nature Resource Management
Christine Katz
11. Organizing and Managing Ecofeminism: Material Manifestations of Spiritual Principles in Business
Ali Young and Scott Taylor 

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Feminisms, Ecofeminism, Gender

Year: 2016

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