Ecofeminism and the Environment: International Law and Climate Change

Authored by: Karen Morrow

The Ashgate Research Companion to Feminist Legal Theory

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  April  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409418597
eBook ISBN: 9781315612973
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043423


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This chapter will introduce the reader to feminist theory as it has been applied to environmental issues. It will take as its focus the concept of ecofeminism, which is founded on both the recognition of a shared societal classification of women and the environment and the application of feminist scrutiny to the particularized impacts of environmental degradation on women. Ecofeminism is best understood as a very broad church. It is rooted in and accommodates diverse (if often contested) areas of social praxis and scholarship, and thus comprises an extensive range of approaches to a wide variety of issues concerning gender and the environment.

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