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Feminist and Gender Studies: Ecofeminism

Previously known as Women's Studies (the name changed in 2005).

Definition

Combining the words ecology and feminism, ecofeminism embraces the idea that the oppression of women and the oppression or destruction of nature are closely connected. Elements of the feminist movement, the peace movement and the environmentalist and green movements can be seen in ecofeminism.

Find Articles -- Databases for Ecofeminism Research

Keywords

Using the correct words to search will help you find relevant information. Use your research questions to help you create a list of key words to use in your searches for information.

Because different authors and search tools use different words to describe the same concepts, it's useful to have a list of similar and related terms in your arsenal when you set out to search for relevant information. The process of creating these alternative terms is called brainstorming terms or concept mapping. The University of Illinois Undergraduate Library illustrates this process well in their brief video called, Developing Your Topic with a Concept Map.

Keywords for Researching:

  • Women in the Environment
  • Women and Food Security
  • Women Environmentalists
  • Green Movement
  • Environmental Protection
  • Nature Conservation
  • EcoFeminism

Ecofeminist Websites and Organizations

Additional Online Resources

Global Ecofeminism

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