From care to citizenship: Calling ecofeminism back to politics

Ethics and the Environment 9 (1):56-84 (2004)
: Although there are important aspects of ecofeminist valuations of women's caring, a greater degree of skepticism than is now found in ecofeminist scholarship is in order. In this article I argue that there are political risks in celebrating women's association with caring, as both an ethic and a practice, and in reducing women's ethico-political life to care. I support this position by drawing on the work of feminist theorists who argue that the positive identification of women with caring ought to be treated cautiously for it obscures some of the negative implications of feminized care and narrows our understanding of women as political actors. I explain why I think ecofeminists would be better served by using feminist theories of citizenship to understand and interpret women's engagement in politics
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DOI 10.1353/een.2004.0007
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Linda Steiner & Chad M. Okrusch (2006). Care as a Virtue for Journalists. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 21 (2 & 3):102 – 122.

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