Non-Innocent Intersections of Feminism and Environmentalism


Lykke, Nina. 2009. “Non-Innocent Intersections of Feminism and Environmentalism.” Kvinder, Køn & Forskning 18 (3): 36-44.

Author: Nina Lykke


"It was a great pleasure to act as discussant to the key-note address of Stacy Alaimo at conference Gendering Climate and Sustainability in Copenhagen, March 2009. Alaimo’s feminist materialist and eco-critical stance resonates a lot with my own take on the debate on sustainability and eco-critical feminism. I agree very much with Alaimo that a radical rethinking of epistemologies and ethics is urgently needed, and that the issue of climate change makes it even more important to push for new approaches. I also think that feminist epistemologies and reflections on ethics can make important contributions to the general discussion. I shall comment on two issues: 1) Alaimo’s notion of transcorporeality and its epistemological implications, and 2) the question of intersectionalities between feminism and environmentalism" (Lykke 2009, 36). 

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Feminisms, Ecofeminism

Year: 2009

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