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Fertile Ground: Women, Earth, and the Limits of Controlby Irene Diamond
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Irene Diamond has written a passionate and provocative book that challenges the feminist movement to step beyond its preconceptions. . . . We desperately need this synthesis. -from the Foreword by Starhaw
In a wide-ranging critique of Western thought and practice, ecofeminist Irene Diamond raises unsettling questions about the ethic of control that permeates how we think about fertility, sexuality, agriculture, and the environment.
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In a wide-ranging critique of Western thought and practice, ecofeminist Diamond (political science and women's studies, U. of Oregon) questions the ethic of control that governs contemporary understandings of the body, of sexuality, and of the regenerative capacities of the soil.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Political scientist Irene Diamond makes an urgent call to feminists and environmentalists to recognize the dangers of technological control over women's bodies and of the earth. "One of the most provocative and original feminist books in years. . . . Diamond poses important questions and breaks ground for new thought about them".--BOOKLIST. Bibliography. Index.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-193) and index.
About the Author
Irene Diamond teaches political science and women's studies at the University of Oregon. Her previous books include Sex Roles in the State House and the coedited volumes Feminism and Foucault: Reflections on Resistance and Reweaving the World: The Emergence of Ecofeminism.
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