Ecofeminist discourse on place

M. Oelschlaeger

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Ecofeminists link the domination and oppression of nature with the domination and oppression of women and also tie the liberation of nature (or at least its ethical treatment) to the liberation of women. This essay summarizes the work of Griffin, Ruether, Gadon, and Shiva as it involves articulating a sense geographical situatedness and human connections with place as a source of ecoethics. Although each of these ecofeminists has a distinctive approach, collectively viewed they offer a form of discourse that is stylistically and substantively unique in comparison with environmental ethics generally and deep ecology specifically. The conclusion of the paper argues that theoretical differences between ecofeminism and deep ecology do not preclude a modus vivendi. I develop this point by synthesizing some of the work of Warren and Naess. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
JournalNational Geographical Journal of India
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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