Feminist Theory: Ecofeminist and Cultural Feminist


Warren, Karen J. 2001. “Feminist Theory: Ecofeminist and Cultural Feminist.” In International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes, 5495-99. London: Elsevier.

Author: Karen J. Warren


Just as there are a variety of feminisms and feminist theories, there are a variety of ecofeminisms and ecofeminist theories. What distinguishes them as ‘ecofeminist’ is a twofold commitment to analyzing and undoing historical connections between the unjustified dominations of women (and other human subordinated groups) and nonhuman nature. This article explores the varieties of ecofeminist theories. It reveals similarities and differences among ecofeminist theories, and suggests directions for future ecofeminist theory and research.

Topics: Feminisms, Ecofeminism

Year: 2002

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