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The relationship between feminism and ecology has grown in importance in recent years. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the ecofeminist movement and its history, as well as an extended analysis of the main perspectives within it. Mellor examines the connections between feminism and the green movement, and outlines the contributions of the major participants, while contextualizing them within a wider range of debates. She re--examines classic feminist texts from an ecofeminist perspective, and explores the relationship between ecofeminism and other ecological movements, such as a deepa ecology, social ecology and ecosocialism. Mellor discusses the association of women with biology and a naturea , and argues that the relationship between women and the environment can help us to understand the relationship between humanity and the natural world. Against the trends towards radical economic liberalism, global capitalism and postmodernist pluralism, she argues that there is within the feminist and green movements the basis of a new radical movement which draws on the principles of both. A useful and engaging account of feminist perspectives on ecology, the book will be welcomed by students and researchers in feminism and gender studies, sociology and political theory.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 14mm | 320g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0745614183
  • 9780745614182
  • 2,167,845

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Women and the Environment. 3. Ecofeminist Thought. 4. Women, Biology and Nature in Feminist Thought. 5. Women and Nature -- a Privileged Standpoint?. 6. Feminism and the Green Movement. 7. Social Ecology, Ecosocialism and Social/ist Ecofeminism. 8. Feminism and Ecology: a Material Connection. Bibliography. Index.show more

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"Mary Mellor is extraordinarily good at sorting out, with sympathy and humour, the various arguments put forward by feminist, radical and green theorists and activists. She has written a timely and exciting book which leads one to share her optimism about critical social analysis and the politics of new social movements -- and the potential for social change." Diana Leonard, Institute of Education, University of London "To offer a coherent, readable and critically engaged survey of a large body of polemical and academic work is a considerable achievement, and Feminism and Ecology will be an indispensable resource for anyone thinking about, or teaching, the relations between ecological politics, feminist theory and philosophy, and the "new social movements" ... [and] thought--provoking to anyone concerned with green social theory ... [a] valuable book." Times Literary Supplement "This book is a timely contribution to an emergent literature." Political Studiesshow more

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