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Mary Mellor

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nature: Three Volume Set

Chapter 41: What do Women and Nature Have in Common: Affinity, Contingency or Material Relation?

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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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