Feminism and ecology: Making connections

Environmental Ethics 9 (1):3-20 (1987)
The current feminist debate over ecology raises important and timely issues about the theoretical adequacy of the four leading versions of feminism-liberal feminism, traditional Marxist feminism, radical feminism, and socialist feminism. In this paper I present a minimal condition account of ecological feminism, or ecofeminism. I argue that if eco-feminism is true or at least plausible, then each of the four leading versions of feminism is inadequate, incomplete, or problematic as a theoretical grounding for eco-feminism. I conclude that, if eco-feminism is to be taken seriously, then a transformative feminism is needed that will move us beyond the four familiar feminist frameworks and make an eco-feminist perspective central to feminist theory and practice
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DOI 10.5840/enviroethics19879113
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Val Plumwood (1993). The Politics of Reason: Towards a Feminist Logic. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 71 (4):436 – 462.

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