7 thoughts on “Reader query: Accessible Eco-feminism?

  1. Hi, I have two suggestions, but they are both books, so you would need to go through and find a good excerpt that is the appropriate length. The first is Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her, by Susan Griffen. The second is the 5th Sacred Thing by Starhawk, which describes and ecofeminist utopia. These are both fiction, but I find that for people who are not familiar with philosophical concepts, a fictional account can spark a much better discussion than an academic article, which might leave them overwhelmed with terminology. Where is this farm? It sounds like an awesome workshop. One of my goals for the next year is to create some philosophy workshops for women, so I would love to hear more details.

  2. SO, I still think Karen Warren’s “Logic of Domination” is accessible, but my students often disagree; while I think her anecdote about rock climbing is a daring inclusion of the personal in philosophy, they think that’s the only really accessible part of the whole article. Hmph.

    A bit dated, but still accessible and fun, is the old Ms. article, “It’s not nice to mess with mother nature” : http://www.msmagazine.com/spring2002/Ecofeminism.asp

    And if your local library has electronic access to the journal Zygon, then you can acquire the overview artcle, “Ecofeminism: What One Needs to Know,” the author of which I can’t remember. It’s not super accessible either, but it is a succinct overview!

  3. “Masculinity, Nature, and Ecofeminism” by Twine or “Ecofeminism” in Feminist Thought by Tong

  4. I second the recommendation of Rosemarie Tong’s book, Feminist Thought, and the ecofeminism section.

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