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Made from This Earth: American Women and Nature (Gender and American Culture)

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The broad sweep of environmental and ecological history has until now been written and understood in predominantly male terms. In Made From This Earth, Vera Norwood explores the relationship of women to the natural environment through the work of writers, illustrators, landscape and garden designers, ornithologists, botanists, biologists, and conservationists.

Norwood begins by showing that the study and promotion of botany was an activity deemed appropriate for women in the early 1800s. After highlighting the work of nineteenth-century scientific illustrators and garden designers, she focuses on nature's advocates such as Rachel Carson and Dian Fossey who differed strongly with men on both women's "nature" and the value of the natural world. These women challenged the dominant, male-controlled ideologies, often framing their critique with reference to values arising from the female experience. Norwood concludes with an analysis of the utopian solutions posed by ecofeminists, the most recent group of women to contest men over the meaning and value of nature.

Synopsis:

According to the author, the broad sweep of environmental and ecological history has until now been written and understood in predominantly male terms. Here Norwood seeks to reclaim the contribution American women have made to the study of nature from the early 19th century to the present. 55 illustrations.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-358) and index.

About the Author

Vera Norwood, professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico, is coeditor of The Desert Is No Lady: Southwestern Landscapes in Women's Writing and Art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807843963
Author:
Norwood, Vera
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Women naturalists
Subject:
Ecofeminism
Subject:
Women conservationists
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
women; environmental studies; nature; ecology; botany; Rachel Carson; Dian Fossey
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Environmental studies
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Rachel Carson
Subject:
Dian Fossey
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Gender and American Culture Paperback
Series Volume:
147
Publication Date:
March 1993
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.22x6.19x1.17 in. 1.28 lbs.

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