Ecology and Ecofeminism

Discover feminist texts about ecology and ecofeminism written between 1965-1995.

Rape of the Wild: Man’s Violence against Animals and the Earth

Rape of the Wild: Man’sViolence against Animalsand the Earth Andrée Collard and Joyce Contrucci Indiana University Press 1989 This visionary and inspiring book is a cogent analysis of man’s use and misuse of his environment and an impassioned plea for a feminist ecological revolution. One of the really significant books to have come out of…

Neither Man Nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals

Neither Man Nor Beast: Feminism and the Defense of Animals Carol J. Adams Continuum 1994 Neither Man Nor Beast explores the common link between cultural attitudes to women and animals in modern Western culture that have enabled the systematic exploitation of both. A vivid work that takes in environmental ethics, theological perspectives and feminist theory. Table…

Healing the Wounds: The Promise of Ecofeminism

Healing the Wounds: The Promiseof Ecofeminism Judith Plant New Society Publishers 1989 Twenty-five activist authors – including Ursula LeGuin, Vandana Shiva, Margot Adler and Joanna Macy – strive to unite the visions and energies of the feminist and ecological perspectives. Healing the Wounds draws together the personal, political and spiritual into one enlivening whole. This…

Ecofeminism and the Sacred

Ecofeminism and the Sacred Carol J. Adams Continuum 1993 Ecofeminism and the Sacred is the first multicultural anthology on ecofeminism focusing on spiritual and religious issues. It is is a collection of essays investigating the connections between feminism, spirituality, religion, and the environment.  Table of Contents Part One: Revisioning Religion… Ecofeminism: symbolic and social connections of…

Reclaim The Earth: Women Speak Out For Life On Earth

Reclaim The Earth: WomenSpeak Out For Life On Earth Léonie Caldecott andStephanie Leland The Women’s Press 1983 Reclaim the Earth is a collection of essays that discuss nuclear proliferation, chemical pollution, land rights, childbirth, infanticide, ecology, and feminist activities around the world. From Erica Smith: Most of the 28 contributors are British or American, balanced…

Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism

Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism Irene Diamond Random House 1990 A collection of articles, essays, and poetic prose pieces by 26 of the foremost writers, scholars, activists, artists, and spiritual teachers of ecofeminism who envision a restoration of harmony in a global environment damaged by a devaluation of nature and women. Reweaving the World…

The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth

The Great Cosmic Mother:Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  Monica Sjöö and Barbara Mor Harper One 1987 This classic exploration of the Goddess through time and throughout the world draws on religious, cultural, and archaeological sources to recreate the Goddess religion that is humanity’s heritage. This passionate and important text shows clearly that the religion…

Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Survival in India

Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Survival in India Vandana Shiva Kali for Women 1988 From Spinifex Press: Shiva links the violation of nature with the violation and marginalisation of women in the Third World by examining the position of women in relation to nature – the forests, the food chain and water supplies. She shows…

Woman and Nature: The Roaring Inside Her

Woman and Nature: The RoaringInside Her Susan Griffin HarperCollins 1978 In this famously provocative cornerstone of feminist literature, Susan Griffin explores the identification of women with the earth—both as sustenance for humanity and as victim of male rage. Starting from Plato’s fateful division of the world into spirit and matter, her analysis of how patriarchal…