Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 11 items for :

  • "ecofeminism" x
  • All content x
Clear All
Restricted access

The Nature of Gender

Are Juliet, Desdemona and Cordelia to their Fathers as Nature is to Culture?

Gordana Galić Kakkonen and Ana Penjak

This article brings ecofeminist critical thinking to William Shakespeare's female characters: Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Desdemona in Othello, and Cordelia in King Lear. Beginning with the principal that women and nature are similar in many ways (reproductive function, discrimination, subordination, possession, violence), ecofeminism focuses on the interaction between the two. Ecofeminism grounds its beliefs in the fact that patriarchal domination gets imposed through different binary oppositions including man-woman and culture-nature categories. By applying ecofeminism's positions, the authors will provide a critical thinking of the production of socially imposed inequalities seen through Juliet, Desdemona, and Cordelia. Since out of many different publications on the topic of ecofeminism none has provided such an approach, the authors believe that the article presents an important addition to the literature on both Shakespeare and ecofeminism.

Free access

Every Woman for Him-self

A Male Feminist Reconsiders – The Death of Eco-feminism?

Brooks Duncan

I am a man and I am a feminist, not only in my own beliefs in equality and empowerment of women but also as a career. As a legal anthropologist, I work on international ‘human rights’ projects with the UN system, governments, NGOs and international donors that increasingly fund women and girls’ rights projects. My history as a feminist is a long one dating back nearly half a century. In the 1960s, as a boy, I was already a feminist. I was motivated by the ideal of eco-feminism; of challenging the patriarchy and its institutions of violence, over-consumption and aggression that not only promoted violence against women but by men against men, by large societies against smaller cultures, by the State against individual creativity, and by human beings against the planet. Feminists now say they have achieved many of their goals in Western societies and they are going global and seeking more male support. But to me, something has run amok.

Restricted access

Jamie McMenamin, Lauri Hyers, Jeroen Nawijn, and Aviva Sinervo

Canadian ecotourism expert David Fennell’s review of five major approaches to animal ethics (animal welfare, animal rights, utilitarianism, ecocentrism, and ecofeminism). The remainder of the chapters in this section discusses various perspectives on animal

Restricted access

Pascale Molinier

University Press . Care , attachments and new citizenships Pascale Molinier Abstract: Through the metaphor of a bridge of interdependence, this article brings together two traditions—Western ecofeminism and Amerindian feminist thought—focusing on

Restricted access

Green Fields and Blue Roads

The Melancholy of the Girl Walker in Irish Women’s Fiction

Maureen O’Connor

felt contradiction is sharpened when as women at the interface with so called ‘nature’, we become sensitised to our thwarted place in humanity. 15 Salleh’s theorisation of ecofeminism as a ‘libidinally informed economics’ draws on the work of Julia

Restricted access

Maggie Gray, Kees Ribbens, Sebastian Domsch, and Dyfrig Jones

. Alternatively, interesting allusions to everything from Lacan to Godard, pop surrealism to ecofeminism, can lie provocatively unelaborated. But in most cases, the knowledge brought to bear – of the artists, their wider oeuvre and its critical reception

Restricted access

Jeff Kirby

Transnational Cities .” In Hillier and Rooksby, Habitus: A Sense of Place , 315 – 333 . Gaard , Greta Claire . 1993 . Ecofeminism: Women, Animals, Nature . Philadelphia : Temple University Press . Gäbler , Karsten . 2015 . “ Green Capitalism

Restricted access

Explicating Ecoculture

Tracing a Transdisciplinary Focal Concept

Melissa M. Parks

. 10.1177/1468797604057326 Warren , Karen . 1997 . Ecofeminism: Women, Culture, Nature . Bloomington : University of Indiana Press . Williams , Raymond . 1958 . Culture and Society, 1780–1950 . London : Chatto & Windus . Ziser , Michael , and

Restricted access

Bret Gustafson, Francesco Carpanini, Martin Kalb, James Giblin, Sarah Besky, Patrick Gallagher, Andrew Curley, Jen Gobby, and Ryan Anderson

diverse aspects, which can also take the critical form of activism questioning globalization as driven by market. Margot Lauwers’s subsequent chapter focuses on ecofeminism, its main challenges, and its recent developments. Next, Graham Woodgate provides a

Restricted access

Making Sense of the Human-Nature Relationship

A Reception Study of the “Nature Is Speaking” Campaign on YouTube

Ulrika Olausson

Ecofeminism: Women, Culture, Nature , ed. Karen J. Warren , 327 – 354 . Bloomington : Indiana University Press . Radway , Janice . 1984 . Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature . Chapel Hill : The University of North