Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth By Carol J. Adams and Lori Gruen
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Author: Carol J. Adams and Lori Gruen

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Publisher: Bloomsbury

Ecofeminism: Feminist Intersections with Other Animals and the Earth
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ISBN-13: 978-1628928037
ISBN-10: 1628928034


“The past three decades or so have seen the publication of a fair number of collections presenting feminist perspectives on human-animal relations. So when coming to a new volume that walks this well-traversed terrain, it's hard not to approach it with the thought that there had really better be something new here. Happily, Ecofeminism delivers the fresh goods. … What the collection as a whole conveys, primarily, is the roots-in-the-dirt entanglement of the various strands of social life with human and nonhuman animals. With animal studies now making the transition from applied ethics to social philosophy, Ecofeminism makes worthy contributions to an emerging and exciting literature.”
– Jason Wyckoff, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy

In bringing together a variety of voices, Ecofeminism provides us with valuable insights into an important approach to advocating for justice-an approach that makes fundamental connections between complex issues. As a woman of color working at the intersections of social justice, I quickly identified with many of the ideas here and felt like I was not alone. Readers will learn a lot from this empowering book.
- lauren Ornelas, Founder and Executive Director, Food Empowerment Project, USA

This volume demonstrates why ecofeminism is the most important politics of our time. Richly interdisciplinary and provocative in the very best ways – at times playful and humorous too – Ecofeminism presents fresh, invigorating and inspirational scholarship on the intersecting relationships between humankind and the other than human world. It is crucial reading for anyone who cares about making a positive difference to the well-being of this planet and its beautifully diverse inhabitants. Adams and Gruen have also produced a fitting tribute to the legacy of Marti Kheel.
- Annie Potts, Associate Professor and Co-Director of New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

This provocative new anthology is to be warmly welcomed for the diversity of its voices and the breadth of its critical analyses and agenda. Ecofeminism encompasses theory and lived experience at the multiple and sometimes contested intersections of gender identity, disability rights, race, and animal advocacy.
- Martin Rowe, Author of The Polar Bear in the Zoo: A Speculation

With the growing interest in intersectional theories there has been a recent, renewed interest in ecofeminism. This book rises to meet this demand in the form of a collection of essays, which answers the concern of essentialism by embracing a wide range of scholarly voices from the field ... engaging and mind-opening ... a must-read for both feminists and also, no doubt, for meat-eaters.
- Anna Maguire, U.S. Studies Online

About the Authors:

Carol J. Adams is the author of numerous books including her germinal The Sexual Politics of Meat, as well as Burger, Protest Kitchen, The Pornography Meat, and others. She is the co-editor of several anthologies on feminist theory and animals. She has been an activist against domestic violence, racism, and homelessness, and for reproductive justice and fair housing practices. A new generation of feminists, artists, and activists respond to her work in Defiant Daughters: 21 Women of Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and The Art of the Animal: 14 Women Artists Explore The Sexual Politics of Meat.

Lori Gruen is William Griffin Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University, USA. She is also Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and founder and coordinator of Wesleyan Animal Studies. She is the author or editor of over a dozen books, including Ethics and Animals: An Introduction (2011), Entangled Empathy: An Alternative Ethic for Our Relationships with Animals (2015), Critical Terms for Animal Studies (2018), and Animaladies: Gender, Animals and Madness (Bloomsbury, 2018). In addition to her ecofeminist and animal ethics scholarship and activism, she has been teaching incarcerated students for over a decade.

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