Updates Ariel Salleh's landmark exploration of the relationship betweenfeminism and ecology. Index
Ecofeminism as Politics is the first work to offer an integrative framework for socialist, feminist, postcolonial, and ecological movements. Originally published in 1997, it shows how green, socialist, and postcolonial thinking have been held back by conceptual confusions over gender. Meanwhile, some of what goes under the name of feminism has itself been unhelpful to building global sustainability and democracy. Salleh argues that ecofeminism reaches beyond contemporary social movement ideology and practice, by prefiguring a political synthesis of four revolutions in one: ecology is feminism is socialism is post-colonial struggle. The argument addresses discourses on science, the body, culture and nature, to develop an innovative re-reading of Marx. Salleh's gendered deconstruction is ground-breaking and invaluable to deep ecology, social ecology, eco-socialism, and postmodern feminist thought. This edition features forewords by Indian ecofeminist Vandana Shiva and US philosopher of social ecology John Clark, a new introduction, and a recent conversation between Salleh and younger scholar activists.
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