Technofeminism and Ecofeminism: An Analysis of Geoengineering Research


Sikka, Tina. 2017. "Technofeminism and Ecofeminism: An Analysis of Geoengineering Research." In Ecofeminism in Dialogue, edited by Douglas A. Vakoch and Sam Mickey. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Author: Tina Sikka


Analyses of geoengineering rooted in feminist approaches to technology and the environment are sorely lacking. In this chapter, I examine several streams of feminist studies of technology and the environment with respect to what they contribute to the debate over geoengineering. I argue that future feminist examinations of transformational environmental technologies would benefit from an analysis rooted in technofeminism. However, I also argue that this approach must supplemented by ecofeminism which, in its materialist form, contributes a much-needed ethical and normative force to the study of geoengineering” (Sikka 2017, 1).

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Feminisms, Ecofeminism

Year: 2017

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