Ecofeminism

Query From Brad Verter  Bradford.J.Verter@williams.edu  13 April 2000

 
Dear Comrades,
Have you seen any critiques of ecofeminism? They don't have to be cogent critiques. I'm covering the subject in my Religion and Ecology class in a few weeks, and I'd like to throw in something to rile my students up a bit--they're becoming too complacent. Thanks a lot.
 
Responses:
 
Bailey, Ronald   _Eco-Scam: The False Prophets of Ecological Apocalypse_
 
Biehl, Janet   _Rethinking Ecofeminist Politics_ (Introduction)
 
Mellor, Mary    _Feminism and Ecology_
 
Merchant, Carolyn   _Earthcare: Women and the Environment_(NY, Routledge, 1995).
 
Simon, Julian, Ed.  _The State of Humanity_
 
Sturgeon, Noel  _Ecofeminist Natures: Race, Gender, Feminist Theory and Political Action_
 
Warren, Karen J., Ed. _Ecofeminism: Women, Culture, Nature_
 
Other Suggestions:
 
....look at the early issue of Heresies on architecture and Mimi Lobel's writings on the goddess in architecture. You might find something useful in the art of Ana Mendieta or other women artists who use their bodies and the earth.
 
http://www.scitec.aukland.ac.nz/~king/Preprints/book/renewal/voices2/biehl.htm
 
"Woman: The Hunter" (an article on Mary Strange's work) in _The Chronicle of Higher Education_; Aug. 15, 1997
 
There is a large literature critiquing the Malthusian premises of radical environmentalists in general. See Virginia Postrel's "The Green Road to Serfdom," _Reason_(April, 1990)