Ecofeminism in Dialogue

Ecofeminism in Dialogue

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There are countless ways of thinking, feeling, and acting like an ecofeminist. Ecofeminism includes a plurality of perspectives, thriving in dialogue between diverse theories and practices involving ecological and feminist matters of concern. Deepening the dialogue, the contributors in this anthology explore critical and complementary interactions between ecofeminism and other areas of inquiry, including ecocriticism, postcolonialism, geography, environmental law, religion, geoengineering, systems thinking, family therapy, and more. This volume aims to further the cultural and literary theories of ecofeminism by situating them in conversation with other interpretations and analyses of intersections between environment, gender, and culture. This anthology is a unique combination of contemporary, interdisciplinary, and global perspectives in dialogue with ecofeminism, supporting academic and activist efforts to resist oppression and domination and cultivate care and justice.
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  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 161 x 238 x 25mm | 553g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1498569277
  • 9781498569279

Table of contents

Editor's Preface
Sam Mickey
Valerie Padilla Carroll

Part I: Ecocritical Readings

1. Ecofeminist, Post-colonial, and Anti-capitalist Possibilities in Nalo Hopkinson's Brown Girl in the Ring
Anna Bedford
2. "I Learnt All the Words and Broke Them Up / To Make a Single Word: Homeland": An Eco-Postcolonial Perspective of Resistance in Palestinian Women's Literature
Benay Blend
3. Pylons, Playgrounds, and Power Stations: Ecofeminism and Landscape in Women's Short Fiction from Wales
Michelle Deininger
4. Angela Carter's Postmodern Wolf Tales
Karen Ya-Chu Yang

Part II: Emerging Ecofeminisms

5. "If only I had petals, my situation would be different": The Curious Case of Nature Reserves and Shelters for Battered Women
Edna Gorney
6. Leaning into the Light: Towards an Ecofeminist Model of Family Therapy
Gail Grossman Freyne
7. Technofeminism and Ecofeminism: An Analysis of Geoengineering Research
Tina Sikka

Part III: Religion and Spirituality

8. Weaving Ecofeminisms: Sharing the Reflections of Latin American Women
Ann Hidalgo
9. Women, Water, and Ecofeminism: A Method to Respond to the Commodification of Water
Rachel Hart Winter
10. Hope Over Powerlessness: McFague's Meditation on the World as God's Body
Rebecca Meier-Rao

Part IV: Mapping Spaces: Geography and International Perspectives

11. Dilemmas and Possibilities of Online Activism in a Gendered Space
Jessica McLean
12. Mapping and Misrecognition: Ecofeminist Insights into Chicana Feminist Aesthetics
Christina Holmes
13. Ecofeminist Potentials for International Environmental Law
Kate Wilkinson Cross
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About Douglas A. Vakoch

Sam Mickey is adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco.

Douglas A. Vakoch is president of Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI) International and editor of the book series Ecocritical Theory and Practice.
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