Ecofeminist discourse on place

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Ecofeminists link the domination and oppression of nature with the domination and oppression of women and also tie the liberation of nature (or at least its ethical treatment) to the liberation of women. This essay summarizes the work of Griffin, Ruether, Gadon, and Shiva as it involves articulating a sense geographical situatedness and human connections with place as a source of ecoethics. Although each of these ecofeminists has a distinctive approach, collectively viewed they offer a form of discourse that is stylistically and substantively unique in comparison with environmental ethics generally and deep ecology specifically. The conclusion of the paper argues that theoretical differences between ecofeminism and deep ecology do not preclude a modus vivendi. I develop this point by synthesizing some of the work of Warren and Naess. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNational Geographical Journal of India
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Oelschlaeger, M. (1993). Ecofeminist discourse on place. In National Geographical Journal of India (1-4 ed., Vol. 39, pp. 33-42)