Cyborg and Ecofeminist Interventions: Challenges for an Environmental Feminism


Alaimo, Stacy. 1994. “Cyborg and Ecofeminist Interventions: Challenges for an Environmental Feminism.” Feminist Studies 20 (1): 133–52. 

Author: Stacy Alaimo


"Drawing upon cultural studies and post-Marxist theory, this article questions the ideologies of cyborgs, ecofeminists, and popular culture texts in order to map out a feminist ecological position within and between the cyborg and ecofeminist poles. On the one hand, Mother Earth and ecofeminist glorifications of nature play into the pockets of patriarchal capitalism; on the other hand, cyborgs forsake alliances between women and nature and may bolster a destructive technophilia. Articulating women and nature as agents in a mutual struggle, however, could strengthen environmental feminism's political impetus while opposing the appropriation of nature as passive resource" (Alaimo 1994, 133). 

Topics: Environment, Feminisms, Feminist Political Ecology, Gender, Women, Gendered Power Relations, Patriarchy

Year: 1994

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