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Feminism and the Mastery of Nature : Opening Out: Feminism for Today - Val Plumwood

Feminism and the Mastery of Nature

Opening Out: Feminism for Today

Paperback Published: 16th December 1993
ISBN: 9780415068109
Number Of Pages: 250
For Ages: 18 years old

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Two of the most important political movements of the late twentieth century are those of environmentalism and feminism. In this book, Val Plumwood argues that feminist theory has an important opportunity to make a major contribution to the debates in political ecology and environmental philosophy.
Feminism and the Mastery of Nature explains the relation between ecofeminism, or ecological feminism, and other feminist theories including radical green theories such as deep ecology. Val Plumwood provides a philosophically informed account of the relation of women and nature, and shows how relating male domination to the domination of nature is important and yet remains a dilemma for women.

Series Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Feminism and Ecofeminismp. 19
Dualism: the Logic of Colonisationp. 41
Plato and the Philosophy of Deathp. 69
Descartes and the Dream of Powerp. 104
Mechanism and Mind/Nature Dualismp. 120
Ethics and the Instrumentalising Selfp. 141
Deep Ecology and the Denial of Differencep. 165
Conclusion: Changing the Master Storyp. 190
Notesp. 197
Bibliographyp. 218
Name Indexp. 231
Subject Indexp. 234
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ISBN: 9780415068109
ISBN-10: 041506810X
Series: Opening Out: Feminism for Today
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 16th December 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.04 x 15.19  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1

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