Women and Nature?: Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body, and Environment


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6.14 X 9.21 X 0.51 inches | 0.76 pounds

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About the Author

Douglas A. Vakoch is President of METI International, a nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI) and supporting the sustainability of human culture on multigenerational timescales, which is essential for long-term METI research.

Sam Mickey is Adjunct Professor in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at the University of San Francisco, U.S.


"This innovative and engaging anthology on women and nature reveals the ongoing relevance of ecofeminism in today's global world by emphasizing postcolonialism, ecocriticism, queer ecology, animality, and feminist materialism. Anyone interested in the nuances and complexities of the women-nature connection across histories, belief-systems, and regions will want to buy this book." -- Carolyn Merchant of the University of California at Berkeley has written on the connections between ecofeminism and feminist theory and is the author of Earthcare: Women and the Environment, among other books.

"The myriad ways that Earthly bodies - both human and nonhuman - continue to be bound by structures of patriarchy and domination requires sustained analysis. This transnational, transdisciplinary volume brings the lens of ecofeminism to bear on timely topics, including transgender studies, animal studies, and the new materialism." -- Elizabeth Allison is the Program Chair of Ecology, Spirituality, and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

"This fresh and exciting collection identifies privileges and invisibilities overlooked in earlier ecofeminist thinking. Authors call for ethical self-reflexivity and deep questioning of heteronormative assumptions reflecting a wide range of interdisciplinary, postcolonial, and cross-cultural perspectives. From ecosickness narratives to borderlands ecofeminism, this set of papers provides a rich and timely offering by deeply thoughtful scholars across the globe." -- Stephanie Kaza, Professor Emerita, University of Vermont

"Woman and Nature: Beyond Dualism in Gender, Body and Environment provides an innovative and captivating perspective on the continued relevance of ecofeminism, especially given today's ecological crisis. Contributing to the evolution of ecofeminism and highlighting the movement towards interdisciplinary engagement via the inclusion of contemporary theoretical methods such as transgender studies, animal studies, new materialism, postcolonial studies, and ecocriticism this book is an absolute must for students and scholars across disciplines with particular relevance to those in the environmental humanities, environmental and sustainability studies, philosophy, theology, religious studies, and international relations." - Sarah O'Brien, Drew Theological School