Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781786990402 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786990976 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Ecofeminism as Politics

Nature, Marx, and the Postmodern

Ariel Salleh

Ecofeminism as Politics

Ariel Salleh

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Foreword by Vandana Shiva
224 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Paper $26.95 ISBN: 9781786990402 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781786990976 Published August 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Exploring the philosophical and political challenges of bridging feminist and ecological concerns, Ecofeminism as Politics argues that ecofeminism reaches beyond contemporary social movements as a political synthesis of four revolutions in one, taking in ecology, feminism, socialism, and postcolonial struggle.

Informed by a critical postmodern reading of Marxism, Ecofeminism as Politics integrates discourses on science, the body, culture, nature, and political economy. Highlighting the importance of finding commonalities between ecofeminist and indigenous struggles, Salleh offers a groundbreaking discussion of deep ecology, social ecology, eco-socialism, and postmodern feminism through the lens of an ecofeminist deconstruction.

Review Quotes
Ulrich Brand, University of Vienna, and coauthor of Theorizing the Imperial Mode of Living
“The combination of eco-socialist, feminist and decolonial perspectives is analytically and politically thrilling. Ecofeminism as Politics offers an integrative understanding of our world, its multiple processes and crises, and possibilities for change.”
Maria Mies, activist and author of Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale
“Neoliberalism has not eliminated poverty, nor discrimination of women, nor exploitation of the Earth; neither economists, politicians, nor theoreticians know a way out. Marxists ignore both nature's and women's contribution to the production of wealth, but as ecofeminists show, this is the lost key to building Another World.”
Arturo Escobar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and author of Designs for the Pluriverse
“One of the most original and important thinkers in the international political ecology field. Salleh unveils the blind spot at the root of contemporary ecological and social crises and her lucid call for an ‘embodied materialism’ enlightens like no other framework I know.”
Lau Kin Chi, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and founding member of the Global University for Sustainability
“This challenge to feminists, Marxists, and environmentalists, is sustained by a deep knowledge of struggles on the ground by women's, worker's, indigenous, and ecological groups. As integrative political actions are called for, their effectiveness depends on multi-dimensional theory; and here is Salleh’s contribution.”
Patrick Bond, University of Witwatersrand School of Governance, South Africa
“Salleh’s explanation of how ‘environmental struggle is socialist struggle is feminist struggle’ sets the standard for intersectional study of the crises we face in nature, economy and society - from global climate to household. In her praxis epistemology and labors for repair of the humanity-nature metabolism, we find the most passionate, humbling truths.”
Jackie Smith, University of Pittsburgh, and editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research
Ecofeminism as Politics makes a powerful critique of both anthropocentrism and the androcentric thinking that permeates scholarship and activist discourses on the Left. Its social movement synthesis is an essential read for those seeking solutions to our deepening systemic crises.”
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