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Fertile Ground: Women, Earth, and the Limits of Control

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

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)

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807067727
Foreword:
Starhawk
Author:
Starhawk
Author:
Diamond, Irene
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Demography
Subject:
Birth control
Subject:
Fertility, human
Subject:
Ecofeminism
Subject:
Fertility, Human -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19940731
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
202
Dimensions:
9.33x6.23x.86 in. 1.00 lbs.

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Nature and Environmental Issues
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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