Ecofeminist Literary Criticism: Theory, Interpretation, Pedagogy
edited by Greta Gaard and Patrick D Murphy
University of Illinois Press, 1998
Paper: 978-0-252-06708-2 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02373-6
Library of Congress Classification PS169.E25E25 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification 810.9355

      Ecofeminist Literary Criticism is the first collection of its
        kind: a diverse anthology that explores both how ecofeminism can enrich
        literary criticism and how literary criticism can contribute to ecofeminist
        theory and activism.
      Ecofeminism is a practical movement for social change that discerns interconnections
        among all forms of oppression: the exploitation of nature, the oppression
        of women, class exploitation, racism, colonialism. Against binary divisions
        such as self/other, culture/nature, man/woman, humans/animals, and white/non-white,
        ecofeminist theory asserts that human identity is shaped by more fluid
        relationships and by an acknowledgment of both connection and difference.
      Once considered the province of philosophy and women's studies, ecofeminism
        in recent years has been incorporated into a broader spectrum of academic
        discourse. Ecofeminist Literary Criticism assembles some of the
        most insightful advocates of this perspective to illuminate ecofeminism
        as a valuable component of literary criticism.
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