As Karen Warren’s book Ecofeminist Philosophy. () illustrates, a key insight of ecological feminism is captured by the phrase “it’s all connected.” In more. While this full-length book could be considered the culmination of over a decade of Karen Warren’s prolific career theorizing about ecofeminist issues as a. Ecofeminist Philosophy by Karen J. Warren, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Necessary Goods Gillian Brock. Other editions – View all Ecofeminist Philosophy: University of California Press, She makes a number of interesting arguments in very accessible ways in chapters on vegeterianism, social justice, spirituality, and ecofeminism as a particularly Western philosophical movement. Ecofeminism is then presented as offering alternative spiritualsymbols e. Manyecofeminists have focused on uncovering empirical evidence linkingwomen and children, people of color, the underclass withenvironmental destruction.

In this essay I offer an introduction to the literature and issuesof ecofeminism. For instance, I would have found it wcofeminist to include a more thorough and detailed analysis of the ways in which ecological domination and its ideologies intersect with, and support the oppression of, “other human Others,” especially differently abled people, queer, ohilosophy, bisexual, lesbian, and gay people, and people of color.

As review of the literature overview given above reveals, the fouressays included in this section provide only a glimpse of thepositions advocated by ecofeminists. So pervasive isthe historical-causal theme in ecofeminist writing that Ariel Sallehpractically defines ecofeminism in terms of it: Ecofeminist Philosophy will be a welcomed read for both theorists and activists who are discouraged by and disillusioned with single-issue, single-movement politics and wish to explore the crucial links between the oppression of humans and the domination of the environment.

But if the power and promise of ecologicalfeminism runs as deep as many ecofeminists suppose, philoso;hy must beimplications of ecofeminism for mainstream philosophy as well. Leonie Caldecott and Stephanie Leland London: Putting Humans First Tibor R. And I think Warren is correct to maintain that a contextual moral vegetarianism for most Westerners should include a desire to avoid “supporting practices that cause unnecessary and avoidable pain and suffering in the killing of animals; as such they should avoid factory-farm produced food.


Ecofeminist Philosophy and Spirituality.

A Western Perspective on What It Is and Why It Matters is written to be a “straightforward, nontechnical, but nonetheless philosophical book on ecofeminism,” which is intended to appeal to “undergraduate and graduate students, lay readers, and academics who are interested in contemporary issues in women’s and feminist studies, environmental studies, and environmental philosophy” x.

What are the characteristics of oppressive conceptual frameworks and systems of unjustified domination? From Animal Rights to Radical Ecology. The Best Books of Unravelling the Problems in Ecofeminism. How are the unjustified dominations of women and other humans connected to the unjustified domination of animals and nonhuman nature?

Ecofeminist Theory, Dialogics, and Literary Practice. The Emergence of Ecofeminism, eds.

Ecofeminist Philosophy : A Western Perspective on What It is and Why It Matters

Becoming mindful of one’s support of the oppressive practices associated with animal agriculture by striving for a vegetarian lifestyle can also be a daily expression of a care-sensitive, nonviolent ecofeminist ethic that views oneself and maren and nonhuman others as morally considerable see Donovan and Adams.

Critical Concepts in Philosophy. One project of ecofeminism is to expose and dismantle theconceptual structures of domination which have kept various “isms ofdomination,” particularly the dominations of women and nature, inplace. In the Company of Others Nancy E.

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Introduction to Ecofeminism – Karen J. Warren

Women and Wqrren Change: While radical feministshistorically have had the most to ecofrminist about ecofeminism, sometimesclaiming that “women are closer to nature than men,” someecofeminists have worried about the extent to which radical feminismboth mystifies women’s experiences by locating women closer to naturethan men, and offers ahistorically essentialist accounts of “women’sexperiences.


It also helps to situate the four essays included in thissection essays by Merchant, Plumwood, Salleh, and Warren withinthat range of scholarly positions. Ecofeminist Philosphy embodies a rare blend of accessibility and wide-ranging synthesis of debates in the field. Toward a feminist peace politics, Wareen of Peace and Justice Studies, 3 1: Appealing tothe argumentative significance of first-person narrative and emergingecofeminist ethics of care, kinship, and appropriate reciprocity,Warren concludes that any feminism, environmentalism, orenvironmental philosophy that fails to recognize importantwoman-nature connections is simply inadequate.

What is Ecofeminist Political Philosophy? For these feminists, “critical theory” provides acritique of the “nature versus culture” dichotomy and anepistemological structure for critiquing the relationships betweenthe domination of women and the domination of nature.

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Women are often describe in animal terms e. It would make an excellent introductory textbook for a class on environmental philosophy, feminist studies, or ecofeminism. The Case For Animal Rights.

As Carolyn Merchant asks,”Is there a set of assumptions basic to the science of ecology thatalso holds implications for the status of women? It also indicates both generallyand specifically in terms of the four essays included in thissection the nature of the challenges that acceptance of theseconnections poses for contemporary feminism, environmentalism, andenvironmental ecoefminist. Hidden in Plain View: Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale London: Warren is professor of phiosophy at Macalester College.

There are at least eight sorts of connections that ecofeministshave identified. How does an ecofeminist perspective help one understand issues of environmental and social justice? University of Arizona Press. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

One allegedconnection between women and nature is historical.

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