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

Is radical feminism ecofeminist? I conclude by suggesting that thephilosophical significance of ecofeminism is that it challengesfeminism to take environmental issues seriously, environmentalphilosophy to take feminism seriously, and philosophy to take bothseriously.

For instance, I would have found it valuable 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, phiilosophy human Others,” especially differently abled people, queer, transgendered, bisexual, lesbian, and gay people, and people of color.

These range from issues of women’s and environmentalhealth, to science, development and technology, the treatment ofanimals, and peace, antinuclear, antimilitarist activism. Answering these questions is largely whatecofeminism is about. I am nevertheless very impressed by what Warren accomplishes in kzren remarkable work. The development of theory and praxis infeminism and environmental philosophy phillosophy does not perpetuate suchsexist-naturist language and the power over systems ofdomination they reinforce is, therefore, a goal of ecofeminism.

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There are, of course, always compelling exceptions that like all ethical decisions are contingent upon the facts of one’s own unique circumstances, but for many, if not most, Westerners in “developed countries,” adopting a vegetarian diet or drastically reducing one’s consumption of ksren products are not merely viable, realistic, healthy and affordable options.

Review quote Warren has provided a useful book for feminist and environmental philosophy instruction.

An oppressive conceptual frameworkis patriarchal when it explains, justifies, and maintains thesubordination of women by men. It isoppressive when it explains, justifies, and maintains relationshipsof domination and subordination. Surviving Patriarchy Ecofeminist Philosophy and Spirituality. Account Options Sign in. In “Nature, Self, and Gender: How are the unjustified dominations of women and other humans connected to the unjustified domination of animals and nonhuman nature?


The eco-feministconnection, Environmen tal Ethics 6 4: Request removal from index. Some ecofeminists have exploredthe symbolic association and devaluation of women and nature thatappears in religion, theology, art, and literature. The Emergence ofEcofeminismeds. Some connect rape and pornography withmale-gender identified abuse of both women and nature e.

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

No eBook available Amazon. Because of its accessible style, the book will serve particularly well as an introduction to ecofeminism. Special issue onfeminism, ecology, and the future of the humanities. Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy. Added to PP index Total downloads 76 86, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 10 50, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? 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.

Hence the extent to which radical feminism is an adequate ecofemiinst for ecofeminism will depend partly on what one takes to be thedefining characteristics of ecofeminism. Warren, and John Clark Eds. Houde – – Ethics and the Environment 4 2: The liberation of nature: One allegedconnection between women and nature is historical.

Ecofeminist Philosophy

For instance, in ethics such data raiseimportant issues about anthropocentric and androcentric bias. Contents What Are Ecofeminists Saying? Michelle Rosaldoand Louise Lamphere Stanford: This may involve developing anecofeminist ethic of care and appropriate reciprocity Cheney ,; CurtinWarren, this section ,ecofeminist kinship ethics Plumwoodthis sectionecofeministanimal rights positions Adams ; Sliceran ecofeministsocial ecology Y.

There were times, however, when I felt that parts of her project where either underdeveloped or could benefit from additional analyses.

What are the characteristics of oppressive conceptual frameworks and systems of unjustified domination? Women are often describe in animal terms e. In this important new work, Karen J.


The past few decades have witnessed an enormous interest in boththe women’s movement and the ecology environmental movement. The claim is that language that sofeminizes nature and naturalizes women describes, reflects, andperpetuates the domination and inferiorization of both by failing tosee the extent aarren which the twin dominations of women and nature including animals are, in fact, culturally and not merelyfiguratively analogous.

How does an ecofeminist perspective help one understand issues Such a theoretically sophisticated yet layperson-friendly explanation and defense of ecofeminism has not before been quite conceived in this way-even the activist-oriented and much less rigorous essays of the early grassroots ecofeminist movements see, e.

How are the unjustified dominations of women and other humans connected to the unjustified domination of animals and nonhuman nature? The Emergence of Ecofeminism.

Trish Glazebrook – – Hypatia 26 4: Approximate Justice George Sher. Nancy Tuana and Ecofeninist J. Typically theseemerging epistemologies build on scholarship currently under way infeminist philosophy, whigh challenges mainstream views of reason,rationality, knowledge, and the nature of the knower see APA Newsletter on Feminism and Ecofemiinst In epistemology, data on the”indigenous technical knowledge” of women m forestry, watercollection, farming and food production see Warrena raise issues about women’s “epistemic privilege” and the need for”feminist standpoint epistemologies.

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. Judith Plant Santa Cruz, Calif.: Faces of Environmental Racism Laura Westra. If, however, the term”ecological feminism” is used philoso;hy I am using the term and as it isused by the authors in this section, viz.