Ecofeminist Concerns Sowmya Dechamma
... ‘generosity’ of rich upper caste gods and do nothing in terms of systemic changes in societal
structures that are necessary.
Studies have pointed out that it is indeed women who are the worst victims of ecological
deterioration. But, how concretely does spiritual ecology or ecofeminist spirituality ...
NATS 1840 Lecture 20 - summary
... o Conservation: maintaining natural resources for long-term use
o Pastoralism: living a more rustic, simple, or back-to-nature lifestyle
- Common core: concern about nature
- Nature is to be used for our benefit (pragmatic view), nature is valuable in and of
itself (essentialist view)
- Philosophica ...
Handout Applying Feminist Critical Approaches to Kingston`s `No
... Critical Approaches: Ways of Looking at Literature
Feminist Criticism and Maxine Hong Kingston’s ‘No Name Woman’
Feminist criticism is concerned with "...the ways in which literature (and other cultural productions)
reinforce or undermine the economic, political, social, and psychological oppression ...
... third wave focuses on the critiques by under thirty feminists who find the ideology and methodology of
second wave feminists disagreeable and irrelevant. The problem faced by feminists as their movement
grew and changed, however, was the issue that many women felt that the movement did not address t ...
The linear, extractive logic of exploitation, threatening ecological e
... has gone even further , with capital being substituted by “finance” , and the
creation of tools and technologies that allow the rich to accumulate wealth while
doing nothing .The tools of money making in the financial economy are based
on speculation . And because of financial deregulation , the ric ...
Feminist Theory By: Melanie Lord, Anthony Greiter & Zuflo Tursunovic
... • Girls begin to suffer bouts of clinical
depression form the frustration they
experience when their bodies changes.
Beyond depression and thoughts of
suicide, girls are more vulnerable to eating
disorders, substance abuse, and dropping
out of school.
• Body is at heart of the crisis of confidence
From Humanism to Gynocentrism
... Paradox: to state the real horrors imposed upon women, we cast women as victims, and reduce women to something less
than what we are. To critique femininity as a source of harm, we also critique what resources we have that distinguish us
2. Gynocentric Feminism
Gynocentric feminism does no ...
988409Syl - Rutgers University
... What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalism (Magdoff and Foster)
Week # 4: Growth’s Measure of Truth
Week of Monday, September 24th
Ecofeminism (Mies and Shiva): “The Myth of Catching-up Development” (Mies), 55–69; “The
Impoverishment of the Environment: Women and Children Last” (Shiv ...
The Development of Feminist Theology
... Feminist theology is seen as arising out of modern liberal Christianity in the West,
especially the United States. The reality, however, is much more complex. Christian
feminists would see an warrant for equality between men and women arising from the
beginning of the Christian movement, in statemen ...
press release from the isme journal
... microbial community, and has many potential applications.
We currently know very little about micro-organisms and how they function as a
community despite their having a direct impact on our daily lives and the planet we live on.
The GeoChip, a novel type of gene chip technology developed by Jizhong ...
Millennialism as afeminism - Center for Millennial Studies
... whose adherents present a stark contrast to the rest of the world epistemologically, axiologically,
and ontologically when it came to gender. Thus, the first step in engendering the millennialism
of contemporary Christian fundamentalists is to ascertain why people are attracted to
fundamentalism in ...
Chapter 12 - SAGE edge
... identity will most often limit a woman’s development as a full human person. Radical-cultural
feminists argue that women should be strictly female/feminine. Marxist feminism places gender
in the context of production methods. The causes of gender inequality are due to hierarchical
relations of contr ...
Full Paper - Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (AJSSH)
... the West while denouncing it in the favor of non-White or non-Western woman. The
hegemonic ‘Western’ feminism can thus also be taken to task in this connection.
Spivak’s popular rearticulation of the histories of subaltern women has brought about a
change which is radical as far as the terms and foc ...
The left hand of nature and culture
... that each “gender deals with humans and nonhumans alike according to its particular abilities: women convert affinity into consanguinity within the nexus and treat
their plants as children; men are in charge of affinal relations and treat the beings
of the forest as in-laws” (99). This is not, Desco ...
Religion and Gender Values in a Changing World
... gender debate. I will also give attention to a recent feminist movement
(some may argue if it is a movement at all)- the ecofemist movement.
This ecofemism, ‘a new term for an ancient wisdom’ has grown out of
various social movements- the feminist, peace and the ecology
movements- in the late 1970s ...
Same Plight, Different Struggle: A Comparison of Female
... family. The second wave during 1960s and 1970s mainly focused on the prioritization of gender difference
between men and women over biological difference and the “collective consciousness” of women as a group to
promote social change (Wright, 1992, p. XV). While the third wave from early to mid 1980 ...
Feminist views on the English stage Women playwrights, 1990–2000 Elaine Aston
... staged the gender war in a dramatic two-hander in which a male professor, accused by a female student of political incorrectness, harassment
and rape, turns angry and violent.13
Understanding the unabated hostility of men towards women
informs Faludi’s subsequent study, Stiffed, published at the clo ...
... for a more just distribution of resources and power which is one of the
central goals of feminism. subRosa proposes that it is time a politically
radical, activist cyberfeminism take the lead in critiquing Net-culture and
politics, and challenging Net-practices through tactical texts, artworks, and
Shifting Feminisms in the Jewish Renewal Movement
... roles are social constructions, not reflecting innate or “essential” qualities of the sexes. According
to this view, the way to achieve a just society--or to heal Judaism of its sexism--is to reveal the
constructed, rather than natural, character of gender roles, thus freeing women and men to
... seems to be a tendency inherent in this approach to gloss over differences and to prioritize elements of commonality in the various
categories of feminism on the one hand, and to emphasize the differences between the categories on the other. Moreover, labels such as
liberal, socialist or radical fem ...
Ecology and Environmental Studies
Beyond an Epistemology of Bread, Butter, Culture and Power
... women’s organization, embodies the tensions and transformations
inherent in African feminisms. MYW personifies African feminisms
as it enjoys a broadly-based membership. It is also continuously engaging in processes of definition and re-definition; although the organization pursues feminist ideals, ...
“Imagining New Identities And Communities For Feminisms
... devastating effects of neoliberalism.2 Before proceeding, however, another
caveat is due. As Borges’ “El aleph” illustrates, though we may perceive
multiple objects/events simultaneously, the fact that we depend on language
to articulate/describe them imposes a chronological order. Thus, despite the ...
Ecofeminism describes movements and philosophies that link feminism with ecology. The term is believed to have been coined by the French writer Françoise d'Eaubonne in her book Le Féminisme ou la Mort (1974). From arguments that there are particular and significant connections between women and nature, ecofeminism interprets their repression and exploitation in terms of the repression and exploitation of the environment. Ecofeminists believe that these connections are illustrated through traditionally ""female"" values such as reciprocity, nurturing and cooperation, which are present both among women and in nature. Women and nature are also united through their shared history of oppression by a patriarchal Western society.In the 1993 essay entitled ""Ecofeminism: Toward Global Justice and Planetary Health"" authors Greta Gaard and Lori Gruen outline what they call the ""ecofeminist framework."" The essay provides a wealth of data and statistics in addition to laying out the theoretical aspects of the ecofeminist critique. The framework described is intended to establish ways of viewing and understanding our current global situations so that we are better able to understand how we arrived at this point and what may be done to ameliorate the ills. The four sides of the frame are: the mechanistic materialist model of the universe that resulted from the scientific revolution and the subsequent reduction of all things into mere resources to be optimized, dead inert matter to be used, the rise of patriarchal religions and their establishment of gender hierarchies along with their denial of immanent divinity, self and other dualisms and the inherent power and domination ethic it entails, and capitalism and its intrinsic need for the exploitation, destruction and instrumentalization of animals, earth and people for the sole purpose of creating wealth. They hold that these four factors have brought us to what ecofeminists see as a ""separation between nature and culture"" that is the root source of our planetary ills.Vandana Shiva claims that women have a special connection to the environment through their daily interactions and this connection has been ignored. She says that women in subsistence economies who produce ""wealth in partnership with nature, have been experts in their own right of holistic and ecological knowledge of nature's processes."" However she makes the point that ""these alternative modes of knowing, which are oriented to the social benefits and sustenance needs are not recognized by the capitalist reductionist paradigm, because it fails to perceive the interconnectedness of nature, or the connection of women's lives, work and knowledge with the creation of wealth.""Feminist and social ecologist Janet Biehl has criticized ecofeminism for focusing too much on a mystical connection between women and nature and not enough on the actual conditions of women. Rosemary Radford Ruether joins Janet Biehl in critiquing this focus on mysticism over work that focuses on helping women, but argues that spirituality and activism can be combined effectively in ecofeminism.