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

Rape of the Wild: Man’s
Violence against Animals
and the Earth
Andrée Collard and Joyce ContrucciIndiana University Press1989

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 the women’s movement.

Mary Daly

Table of Contents

Part One: Rape of the Wild
… What is Nature?
… Naming
… Nature as Mother and Goddess
… The Triple Goddess
… Remembering the Past
… The Archetypal Mother
… In Her Image
… Reshaping Woman
… The Degradation of Nature in Language
… Reductionistic Language
… The Degradation of Nature as Goddess
… Updating Gilgamesh and Goddess Murder
… From Animal to Beast
… The New Gods

Part Two: Shots in the Dark
… Movers of Culture: Hunters
… Movers of Culture: Gatherers
… Man’s Oldest Profession
… The Hunt Romanticised

Part Three: Animal Experimentation
… Living Tools: The Animals
… Manufacturers of Life: The Animal Breeders
… Consumers of Life: The Public
… The Rationalisations of Animal Experimentation
… Freeing the Animals

Part Four: Life With Father
… Divine Intervention
… Eugenics
… The Experimental Nursery