Ecofeminist Theory and Grassroots Politics


Lahar, Stephanie. 1991. “Ecofeminist Theory and Grassroots Politics.” Hypatia 6 (1): 28–45.

Author: Stephanie Lahar


This essay proposes several guiding parameters for ecofeminism's development as a moral theory. I argue that these provide necessary directives and contexts for ecofeminist analyses and social/ecological projects. In the past these have been very diverse and occasionally contradictory. Most important to the core of ecofeminism's vitality are close links between theory and political activism. I show how these originated in ecofeminism's history and advocate a continued participatory and activist focus in the future.

Topics: Environment, Feminisms, Ecofeminism

Year: 1991

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