Globalization and Its Discontents: Ecofeminism and the Dilemma of ‘Universal’ Politics
This chapter is part of a larger work in which I explore several interrelated tensions that appear in ecofeminism when viewed through the lens of democratic theory.1 As a whole, the work seeks to hold ecofeminist theory accountable to the radical democratic project articulated by (among others) Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe,2 in order to reveal both the strengths and the weaknesses of the budding praxis of ecofeminism and in order to show the importance of ecofeminism in ongoing conversations about the future of democracy. In this chapter, I explore the specific tension between universality and particularity with the agenda of showing ecofeminism’s significance — and limitations — as a democratic politics in the context of globalization.
KeywordsOzone Coherence Arena Havoc Fetishism
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