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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND ...

What do Women and Nature Have in Common: Affinity, Contingency or Material Relation?
What do Women and Nature Have in Common: Affinity, Contingency, or Material Relation?
Mary Mellor
Introduction

The core tenet of ecofeminism is that there is a relationship between women and nature; however, both the existence and form of this relationship is contentious. In an earlier paper, I argued that the relationship can be seen as one of affinity, contingency or material connection (Mellor, 1996). The three approaches are not mutually exclusive and sometimes elements of each can be present in an author's work. The starting point for all three is the exploitation, damage and destruction of nature in contemporary society. The three approaches do, however, point to different ways of analysing the relationship between ...

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