John P. Clark’s ‘Ecofeminist Lessons for Social Ecology'


Dordoy, Alan, and Mary Mellor. 2001. “John P. Clark’s ‘Ecofeminist Lessons for Social Ecology.’” Capitalism Nature Socialism 12 (1): 92–98.

Authors: Alan Dordoy, Mary Mellor


"In an earlier contribution to the journal, John Clark sought a dialogue between social ecology and ecosocialism and his paper is to be welcomed for extending that dialogue to ecofeminism. We have many points of agreement with Clark’s overall perspective: the need to recognize the dialectical relationship between the social and ecological aspects of human existence; the severity of the ecological crisis we face; he need for a radical response based on egalitarian principles; the role of grassroots, indigenous and other radical movements for environmental and social justice; the centrality of incorporating issues around gender. We also have points at which we diverge, in particular around his interpretation of the dialectical relationship between humanity and nature and his focus upon the care ethic as the most important insight from ecofeminism" (Dordoy and Mellor 2001, 92).

Topics: Environment, Feminisms, Ecofeminism, Gender, Indigenous

Year: 2001

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