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Ecofeminism Revisited : Introduction to the Discourse

By: Chhaya Datar

Price: $37.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2011

Seller ID: 701759

ISBN: 8131603997

Condition: New


Most strands of feminism uphold, in varying degrees, the modernist dichotomy between nature and culture. Simone de Beauvoir, in her book Second Sex, points out that this distinction equates women with nature (characterized by their biological composition) and men with culture (characterized by their ‘risk-taking’ behaviour). Liberal and Marxist feminists argue that the traditional notion of a connection between women and nature is a relic of patriarchy—an instrument of oppression—which should be allowed to wither away. For them, ecofeminism smacks of essentialism (biological determinis... View more info