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Introduction: ‘Street-Fighters and Philosophers’: Traversing Ecofeminisms

  • Lara Stevens
  • Peta Tait
  • Denise Varney
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Abstract

Feminist Ecologies: Changing Environments in the Anthropocene emerges at the intersection of two progressive twentieth-century political movements, one concerned with the fight for women’s rights and the other with ecological sustainability within the environment. The book celebrates the ongoing philosophical and activist advocacy of feminist ecologies as it traces the ecofeminist movement’s roots and alignment with recent social, cultural and artistic developments. It proposes the broad term ‘feminist ecologies’ to capture the diversity of the movement over the last 45 years and the range of possible ways in which feminist and ecological concerns can speak to one another in the era of the Anthropocene. To find solutions to ecological and feminist issues we need new modes of theory and praxis, activism and philosophizing as well as radical rethinking of policy, law, spirituality and education. Feminist Ecologies sets us on this path. It challenges us to take control over the Anthropocene and shift our environments towards new and more sustainable directions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lara Stevens
    • 1
  • Peta Tait
    • 2
  • Denise Varney
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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