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Ecofeminism - can anyone recommend me an overview?

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Prolesworth Wed 25-May-11 23:24:39

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vesuvia Wed 25-May-11 23:39:25

You might like to take a look at the journal article "Ecofeminisms in Process"

bucaneve Thu 26-May-11 08:58:58

There is a brilliant argument where basically the global economy is like a cake.

It goes something like...

The sponge is the environment's contribution (i.e. all the 'free' resources we take from it like water and air and soil)

Women's unpaid labour (i.e. caring, cleaning, farming) makes up the icing layer.

Men's paid labour contributions only make up the cherry...but of course they own something like 90% of the world's property etc.

I really wish I could remember who says it though. confused

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 26-May-11 09:14:23

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dittany Thu 26-May-11 09:45:10

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oricella Thu 26-May-11 10:06:28

I don't know much about the theries, but I'd look towards Vandana Shiva to also bring a non-western perspective; Medha Patkar is also inspirational

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witchwithallthetrimmings Thu 26-May-11 10:15:22

read "women on the edge of time" Marge Piercy, Oryx and Crake by Atwood (and the sequel Year of the Flood). These novels will give you some really good ideas about how to focus your ideas

montmartre Thu 26-May-11 10:32:45

Thank you Ladies.
In an era of MN mayhem, you remind me why I'm on here.

Prolesworth Thu 26-May-11 11:23:25

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dittany Thu 26-May-11 11:45:23

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Prolesworth Thu 26-May-11 11:54:54

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melezka Tue 31-May-11 19:20:34

There's a good online resource (it's in hard copy as well but online is free grin) called The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy. Arran Stibbe (ed). Will point to other resources as well. Good luck. Val Plumwood, Rosi Braidotti, and yes Daly and Shiva. It's not an uncontested field.

Prolesworth Tue 31-May-11 21:18:35

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melezka Wed 01-Jun-11 10:05:21

Thinking a bit more about it, Plumwood's work on binaries may well do exactly what you want. smile

Prolesworth Wed 01-Jun-11 10:24:54

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anastaisia Wed 01-Jun-11 14:07:13

what about breastfeeding?
Politics of breastfeeding
Milk, Money, Madness

even if it's just a sentence saying 'look, even what women themselves produce is impacted by all these other things' ?

Takver Wed 01-Jun-11 17:29:02

Don't know if its helpful, but there are some interesting articles by eco feminists in Do or Die though they're from a few years back now.

madwomanintheattic Wed 01-Jun-11 17:53:46

proles, i'd love to read it when you're done - sounds very interesting.

Prolesworth Thu 09-Jun-11 22:23:47

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Prolesworth Thu 09-Jun-11 22:26:31

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melezka Fri 10-Jun-11 10:52:55

Really glad you found it useful, Proles.

(I'd love to see it - but not if you don't want to share) smile

Prolesworth Fri 10-Jun-11 13:37:21

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Prolesworth Tue 14-Jun-11 14:03:27

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