ENVS 042. Ecofeminism(s)
(Cross-listed as ENGL 089E )
An introduction to the central themes and histories of ecofeminist theories and praxis. We will study ecological feminisms/feminist environmentalisms from global perspectives, and examine how these transdisciplinary discourses and movements develop social and cultural critiques of systems of domination, and construct alternative visions for more just and sustainable human-earth relationships. Topics include ecofeminist approaches to: human rights, environmental and climate justice, food and agriculture, animal politics, health and bodies, queer ecologies, economies of “care,” militarism and imperialism, and sustainable development. Readings and course materials draw on the works of Vandana Shiva, Donna Haraway, Laura Pulido, Octavia Butler, Joni Seager, Rachel Carson, Winona LaDuke, Julie Sze, Rosi Braidotti, Jael Silliman, Starhawk, Eli Clare, Audre Lorde, Silvia Federici, Wendy Harcourt, Betsy Hartmann, Wangari Maathai.
First year students need instructor’s approval.
Eligible for CBL, ENVS, ESCH, GLBL - Core, GSST, INTP
Spring 2021. Di Chiro.
Spring 2022. Di Chiro.
Catalog chapter: Environmental Studies
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/environmental-studies
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