Discusses the relationships among human begins, the natural environment, and nonhuman animals. This book rejects the nature/culture dualism of patriarchal thought and locates animals and humans within nature. Among the issues addressed are the conflicts between Green politics and ecofeminism, various applications of ecofeminist theory, and more.
Paperback, 344 pages
January 14th 1993
by Temple University Press
(first published January 1st 1993)
An excellent collection of essays addressing ecofeminism by examining the relationships of human beings with each other, with their environment and with animals. The text isn't one-sided: it also addressed the limitaions of ecofeminism. Janis Birkeland's essay in the text does an excellent job of serving as a primer on the subject of ecofeminism, and presents us with a term I love: "Manstream Theory," which addresses patriarchy.
There are surely better anthologies out there now than this one from '93. Or I really hope so. A few all right essays in the middle, but most of the pieces were redundant even as they addressed different topics (at one point I thought, 'perhaps I should just be reading Carolyn Merchant rather than ten different pieces quoting Carolyn Merchant...')
For someone who hasn't read anything on ecofeminism before, though, it would probably be useful.