Ecofeminist Ways, Ecosocialist Means: Life in the Post-capitalist Future


Brownhill, Leigh, and Terisa E. Turner. 2020. “Ecofeminist Ways, Ecosocialist Means: Life in the Post-capitalist Future.” Capitalism Nature Socialism 31 (1): 1-14.

Authors: Leigh Brownhill, Terisa E. Turner


“If you want people to come aboard, you cannot leave them wondering where to find the gangplank. We, and others in this journal, have argued that ecosocialism that is not ecofeminist at heart is not worth its salt1 (Barca 2019; Brownhill and Turner 2019; Feder 2019; Giacomini et al. 2018; Kovel 2005). Ecofeminism is the recognition of and struggle against capitalists’ racist colonization and exploitation of (that is, extraction of profits from) nature and women. Ecofeminism, insofar as it is characterized by efforts to unite the exploited across historic social divisions (e.g. waged and unwaged), is the revolutionary way to an ecosocialist, post-capitalist future. It has proven difficult to convince some of our readers and socialist colleagues that contemporary anti-colonial, anti-capitalist ecofeminism has anything to do with their own seemingly unrelated areas of expertise or lived experience.2 As authors, editors, and activists, we took this as a challenge and an invitation to clarify and restate the case for the imperative of ecofeminism” (Brownhill and Turner 2020, 1).

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Feminisms, Ecofeminism

Year: 2020

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