The Handbook of Environment and Society focuses on the interactions between people, societies and economies, and the state of nature and the environment. Editorially integrated but written from multi-disciplinary perspectives, The Handbook of Environment and Society is organised in seven sections: - Environmental thought: past and present - Valuing the environment - Knowledges and knowing - Political economy of environmental change - Environmental technologies - Redesigning natures - Institutions and policies for influencing the environment Key themes include: locations where the environment-society relation is most acute: where, for example, there are few natural resources or where industrialization is unregulated; the discussion of these issues at different scales: local, regional, national, and global; the cost of damage to resources; and the relation between principal actors in the environment-society nexus. Aimed at an international audience of academics, research students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers, The Handbook on Environment and Society presents readers in social science and natural science with a manual of the past, present and future of environment-society links.

Ecofeminism: Linking Gender and Ecology

Ecofeminism: Linking gender and ecology


Ecofeminism emerged alongside second-wave feminism in the 1970s asserting a link between gender and ecology, or rather women and nature (Ruether, 1975; Griffin, 1978). Ecofeminism is based on the claim that there is a connection between the exploitation and degradation of the natural world and the subordination and oppression of women. With greens, ecofeminism takes a view of the natural world (which includes humanity) as interconnected and interdependent and shares with feminism a view of humanity as systematically gendered in ways that subordinates, exploits and oppresses women. Ecofeminists see gender inequality as resulting in a destructive relationship between humanity and the rest of the natural world.

From the start ecofeminists have spoken in a range of voices, ...

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