The Matter of Freedom: Ecofeminist Lesson for Social Ecology


Clark, John. 2000. “The Matter of Freedom: Ecofeminist Lesson for Social Ecology.” Capitalism Nature Socialism 11 (3): 62–80.

Author: John Clark


“A social ecology is in the deepest sense a radical ecology. This is true not merely because social ecology — like deep ecology, ecofeminism, and eco-socialism — looks to social problems to discover the roots of ecological crisis. The radicality of social ecology consists first in its theoretical orientation, which consists of dialectical inquiry into the mutual determination between the two inseparable realms of the social and the ecological. And, secondly, it lies in its practical dimension: its insistence on the gravity of the global ecological crisis and the need for radical social transformation in order to reverse the present ecocidal course of world history” (Clark 2000, 62).

Topics: Environment, Feminisms, Ecofeminism

Year: 2000

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