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Ecofeminism and the Sacred

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"An outstanding introduction to the issues and problems of ecofeminist spirituality." -Choice>
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by Continuum
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Sep 24, 2007 Susan rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people with an interest in both ethics and women's studies
In general, I think Carol Adams has put together a pretty good collection of academic articles on the subject of ecofeminism and ethics. While the title suggests an emphasis on theology as well, religious topics do not necessarily dominate...I would say many of the pieces are more concerned with matters of ethics rather than theology. While I do think some topics get a great deal more attention than others, there is still a fairly broad range of ideas to consider...The pieces on the ethics of ...more
Sep 25, 2007 Mia is currently reading it
"When patriarchal sprituality associates women, body, and nature, and then emphasizes transcending the body and transcending the rest of nature, it makes oppression sacred" (1). Good stuff.
Oct 14, 2016 Heather rated it it was amazing
I was pleasantly surprised to see the number of women of colour included in this anthology, including an excellent scathing article about white women appropriating Native spirituality to avoid confronting their own whiteness.
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Aug 04, 2013 Jessica Feldish rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great introduction to ecofeminism for beginners. Carol Adams does a great job as an active editor and I feel like there were many different perspectives published in this book. So many different issues to explore and see how they have developed to today. Great read, still relevant.
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pp. 204-227. Outstanding read. Thought-provoking and a text every American should read.
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Carol J. Adams is a feminist-vegetarian theorist and author of books on eco-feminism and the links between species oppression and gender oppression.
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