Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx and the Postmodern


Salleh, Ariel. 2017. Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx and the Postmodern, 2nd edition. London: Zed Books.

Author: Ariel Salleh


Exploring the philosophical and political challenges of bridging feminist and ecological concerns, Ecofeminism as Politics argues that ecofeminism reaches beyond contemporary social movements as a political synthesis of four revolutions in one, taking in ecology, feminism, socialism, and postcolonial struggle.
Informed by a critical postmodern reading of Marxism, Ecofeminism as Politics integrates discourses on science, the body, culture, nature, and political economy. Highlighting the importance of finding commonalities between ecofeminist and indigenous struggles, Salleh offers a groundbreaking discussion of deep ecology, social ecology, eco-socialism, and postmodern feminism through the lens of an ecofeminist deconstruction. (Summary from Amazon)
Table of Contents:
1. Ecology Reframes History
2. Ecofeminist Actions
3. Body Logic: 1/0 Culture
4. Man/Woman=Nature
5. For and Against Marx
6. The Deepest Contradiction
7. When Feminism Fails
8. Terra Nullius
9. A Barefoot Epistemology
10. As Energy/Labour Flows
11. Agents of Complexity
12. Beyond Virtual Movements

Topics: Coloniality/Post-Coloniality, Environment, Feminisms, Ecofeminism, Feminist Political Ecology, Indigenous, Indigenous Knowledge Systems

Year: 2017

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