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Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx and the Postmodern

By: Ariel Sallah

208 pages, no illustrations

Zed Books

Paperback | Dec 1997 | #48430 | ISBN: 1856494004
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Hardback | Nov 1997 | #48429 | ISBN: 1856493997
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This book explores the philosophical and political challenge of ecofeminism.

'In a fiesty attack on the view of feminism and environmentalism as single issue, postmodern, disconnected movements, Ariel Salleh convincingly argues that ecofeminist politics will be the strongest force in the world against environmental depredation, economic exploitation and cultural globalisation...Salleh develops her arguments at several levels of analysis and with a wealth of empirical material.' - Juan Martinez-Alier
'I place Ariel Salleh's scholarship in the front rank with work of other socialist ecofeminists such as Vandana Shiva or ecofeminists generally like Rosemary Ruether and Susan Griffin' - Max Oelschlaeger
'A theoretically challenging book which contains a wealth of empirical evidence.' - "Futures"
'Passionately written, well researched and sweeping in its theoretical scope. In particular, Salleh's integration of Marxist theory pushes some of the intellectual boundaries of ecofeminism ...there is something refreshing about Salleh's inclusionary po


Part 1 Women and ecopolitics: ecological crisis reframes history; ecofeminist actions; ecofeminist ideas. Part 2 Ecofeminism as epistemology: man/woman-nature; body as logic - 1/0 as culture; the nature-woman-labour nexus; the discourse of Marx. Part 3 The anorexic text of postmodern feminism: deep ecology as neopatriarchal reason; ecosocialism - living the deepest contradiction; social ecology - is the political personal? Part 4 An embodied materialism: the pleasures of enduring time.

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