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dc.contributor.authorCross, Carin Lesley
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-30T12:53:18Z
dc.date.available2018-08-30T12:53:18Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationCross, C. L. (2018). Ecofeminism and an ethic of care: developing an eco-jurisprudence. Acta Academica, 50(1), 28-40.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0587-2405 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0479 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18820/24150479/aa50i1.2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/9201
dc.description.abstractThis article looks into the damaging effect of the disintegrated relationship between humanity and nature. The current relationship we have with nature is hierarchal and fragmented because it is rooted in a culture of separation created by a ‘masculine’ modernity. The patriarchal values of rationality and power have othered the natural environment and women. In order to prevent irreparable ecological destruction, we need to change the relationship between humanity and nature to one that is ecologically responsive. I examine how ecofeminist literature enables us to challenge the hierarchical structure created by dualisms thereby uprooting the current patriarchal oppressive system. It reveals how an ethic of care approach can transcend the modern patriarchal structures that have promoted dominion over nature and contextually and narratively recreate the human and nature relationship. The value of this research lies in the fact that central to an ethic of care is the respect and care for all earthly beings, an ethic which listens to, and is responsive to the diversity of all ‘environmental voices’.en_ZA
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dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectEthic of careen_ZA
dc.subjectEcofeministen_ZA
dc.subjectModernityen_ZA
dc.subjectNatureen_ZA
dc.subjectDualismen_ZA
dc.titleEcofeminism and an ethic of care: developing an eco-jurisprudenceen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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