Buckingham, Susan. 2015. “Ecofeminism.” In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, edited by James D. Wright. London: Elsevier.

Author: Susan Buckingham


This article summarizes the history of ecofeminism and its various strands of activism and intellectual inquiry. Through critiques made of ecofeminism, both from those allying themselves with the movement, and from those who wish to disassociate themselves from it, the argument is made that ecofeminism, particularly in its social constructivist form, has been influential in international policy making. As a parallel development alongside feminist political ecology and other environmental feminisms it has developed analytically, infused by renewed interest by a new generation of academics and activists, as well as a new generation of environmental concerns, dominated by climate change.

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Feminisms, Ecofeminism, Feminist Political Ecology

Year: 2015

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