Woman and Nature

The Roaring Inside Her

Author: Susan Griffin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504012186

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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A seminal work of the eco-feminist movement, connecting patriarchal society’s mistreatment of women with its disregard for the Earth’s ecological well-being Woman and Nature draws from a vast and enthralling array of literary, scientific, and philosophical texts in order to explore the relationship between the denigration of women and the disregard for the Earth. In this singular work of love, passion, rage, and beauty, Susan Griffin ingeniously blends history, feminist philosophy, and environmental concerns, employing her acclaimed poetic sensibilities to question the mores of Western society. Griffin touches upon subjects as diverse as witch hunts, strip mining, Freudian psychology, and the suppression of sexuality to decry a long-standing history of misogyny and environmental abuse. A sometimes aggravating, often inspiring, and always insightful literary collage, this remarkable volume offers sanity, poetry, intelligence, and illumination.
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Woman and Nature

The Roaring Inside Her

Author: Susan Griffin

Publisher: Counterpoint LLC

ISBN: 9781619028371

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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In this famously provocative cornerstone of feminist literature, Susan Griffin explores the identification of women with the earth both as sustenance for humanity and as victim of male rage. Starting from Plato's fateful division of the world into spirit and matter, her analysis of how patriarchal Western philosophy and religion have used language and science to bolster their power over both women and nature is brilliant and persuasive, coming alive in poetic prose. Griffin draws on an astonishing range of sourcesfrom timbering manuals to medical texts to Scripture and classical literaturein showing how destructive has been the impulse to disembody the human soul, and how the long separated might once more be rejoined. Poet Adrienne Rich calls Woman and Nature "perhaps the most extraordinary nonfiction work to have merged from the matrix of contemporary female consciousnessa fusion of patriarchal science, ecology, female history and feminism, written by a poet who has created a new form for her vision... The book has the impact of a great film or a fresco; yet it is intimately personal, touching to the quick of woman's experience."
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Woman and Nature

The Roaring Inside Her

Author: Susan Griffin

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619028751

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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“My favorite—in my opinion the best—feminist book of the past twenty-five years. The prose is stunning: this is a book to be read aloud with friends.” —Carol P. Christ, coauthor of Goddess and God in the World In this famously provocative cornerstone of feminist literature, Susan Griffin explores the identification of women with the earth both as sustenance for humanity and as victim of male rage. Starting from Plato’s fateful division of the world into spirit and matter, her analysis of how patriarchal Western philosophy and religion have used language and science to bolster their power over both women and nature is brilliant and persuasive, coming alive in poetic prose. Griffin draws on an astonishing range of sources—from timbering manuals to medical texts to Scripture and classical literature—in showing how destructive has been the impulse to disembody the human soul, and how the long separated might once more be rejoined. Poet Adrienne Rich calls Woman and Nature “perhaps the most extraordinary nonfiction work to have merged from the matrix of contemporary female consciousness—a fusion of patriarchal science, ecology, female history and feminism, written by a poet who has created a new form for her vision . . . The book has the impact of a great film or a fresco; yet it is intimately personal, touching to the quick of woman’s experience.” “My journey through the strange and familiar worlds of Woman and Nature has been strengthening and enspiriting. It is a book which I will read and re-read, assign to classes, give to friends. It is a work of great and daring vision.” —Mary Daly, author of Gyn/Ecology
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The Fear of Women

Author: Wolfgang Lederer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fear

Page: 360

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An inquiry into the enigma of women and why men through the ages have both loved and dreaded her. Drawing on a spectrum of sources - archaeology, ethnology, religion, mythology, art, literature, linguistics, as well as psychiatry and psychoanalysis - the author attemps to show not what women really are but what men through the ages have feared them to be.
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The Forest and the Sea

A Look at the Economy of Nature and the Ecology of Man

Author: Marston Bates

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books

ISBN: 9780394706047

Category: Ecology

Page: 277

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When God was a Woman

Author: Merlin Stone

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN: 9780880295338

Category: Goddess religion

Page: 265

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Here, archaeologically documented, is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Known by many names--Astarte, Isis, Ishtar, among others--she reigned supreme in the Near and Middle East. Beyond being worshipped for fertility, she was revered as the wise creator and the one souce of universal order. Under her, women's roles differed markedly from those in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Women bought and sold property and traded in the marketplace, and the inheritance of title and property was passed from mother to daughter. How did the change come about? By documenting the wholesale rewriting of myth and religious dogmas, Merlin Stone details a most ancient conspiracey: the patriarchal reimaging of the Goddess as a wanton, depraved figure. This portrait that laid the foundation for one of culture's greatest shams--the legend of Adam and fallen Eve.
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Women and Economics

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602069247

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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Startling in its observations and radical in its conclusions, this classic of women's rights literature, this work-by pioneering American feminist CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN (1860-1935)-was a phenomenon when it was first published in 1898, and was eventually translated into in seven languages and reprinted around the world. From her characterization of women as virtual economic, social, and sexual slaves, dependent on men for everything from food to friendship to protection, to her call for women to free themselves from these shackles, Women and Economics electrified Victorian readers. It remains a foundational work of feminist theory, essential reading for anyone wishing to understand women's struggle for full and self-determined personhood.
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Literature, Nature, and Other

Ecofeminist Critiques

Author: Patrick D. Murphy

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791422779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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Postmodern theory at its best--a call for an ecofeminist dialogical method of reading literature and nature.
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Sex, Sin, and Our Selves

Encounters in Feminist Theology and Contemporary Women’s Literature

Author: Anna Fisk

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872962

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Sex, Sin, and Our Selves brings together readings in feminist theological thought and the literature of the acclaimed contemporary writers Michèle Roberts and Sara Maitland. Through placing theology in conversation with Roberts's and Maitland's literary engagement with issues of religion and gender, this book explores themes of selfhood, connection, sex, sin, and self-sacrifice. In doing so, it challenges a tendency of feminist theology to seek simple and idealized answers, rather than honor complexity and the need to continue to ask questions. In the encounters in feminist theology and contemporary women's writing, Anna Fisk employs autobiographical narrative, critically understood as reading these stories beside my own.
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Thinking About the Environment: Readings on Politics, Property and the Physical World

Readings on Politics, Property and the Physical World

Author: Matthew Alan Cahn,Rory O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317453700

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Underlying current controversies about environmental regulation are shared concerns, divided interests and different ways of thinking about the earth and our proper relationship to it. This book brings together writings on nature and environment that illuminate thought and action in this realm.
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