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Treating such issues as animal sex, species politics, environmental justice, lesbian space and "gay" ghettos, AIDS literatures, and queer nationalities, this lively collection asks important questions at the intersections of sexuality and environmental studies. Contributors from a wide range of disciplines present a focused engagement with the critical, philosophical, and political dimensions of sex and nature. These discussions are particularly relevant to current debates in many disciplines, including environmental studies, queer theory, critical race theory, philosophy, literary criticism, and politics. As a whole, Queer Ecologies stands as a powerful corrective to views that equate "natural" with "straight" while "queer" is held to be against nature.

About the Author

Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands is Professor of Environmental Studies and Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Culture at York University. She is author of The Good-Natured Feminist: Ecofeminism and the Quest for Democracy.

Bruce Erickson is a post-doctoral fellow in Environmental History at Nipissing University.

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Introduction: A Genealogy of Queer Ecologies / Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson

Part 1. Against Nature? Queer Sex, Queer Animality

1. Eluding Capture: The Science, Culture, and Pleasure of "Queer" Animals / Stacy Alaimo

2. Enemy of the Species / Ladelle McWhorter

3. Penguin Family Values: The Nature of Planetary Environmental Reproductive Justice / Noël Sturgeon

4. Queernaturecultures / David Bell

Part 2. Green, Pink, and Public: Queering Environmental Politics

5. Non-white Reproduction and Same-Sex Eroticism: Queer Acts against Nature / Andil Gosine

6. From Jook Joints to Sisterspace: The Role of Nature in Lesbian Alternative Environments in the United States / Nancy C. Unger

7. Polluted Politics? Confronting Toxic Discourse, Sex Panic, and Eco-Normativity / Giovanna Di Chiro

8. Undoing Nature: Coalition Building as Queer Environmentalism / Katie Hogan

9. Fragments, Edges, and Matrices: Retheorizing the Formation of a So-called Gay Ghetto through Queering Landscape Ecology / Gordon Brent Ingram

Part 3. Desiring Nature? Queer Attachments

10. "The Place, Promised, That Has Not Yet Been": The Nature of Dislocation and Desire in Adrienne Rich's Your Native Land/Your Life and Minnie Bruce Pratt's Crime against Nature / Rachel Stein

11. "fucking close to water": Queering the Production of the Nation / Bruce Erickson

12. Melancholy Natures, Queer Ecologies / Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands

13. Biophilia, Creative Involution, and the Ecological Future of Queer Desire / Dianne Chisholm

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Erickson, Bruce
Indiana University Press
Mortimer-Sandilands, Catriona
Mortimer-Sandilands, Catriona
Bloomington, IN
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Queer theory.
Gay and Lesbian-General
Gay Studies
Ecology and Environment; Feminist; Gender; LGBT; Philosophy
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