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From Ecomasculinity to Profeminist Environmentalism: Recreating Menís Relationship with Nature


Pease, B, From Ecomasculinity to Profeminist Environmentalism: Recreating Men's Relationship with Nature, Men, Masculinities, and Earth: Contending with the (m)Anthropocene, Palgrave Macmillan, P M Pule and M Hultman (ed), Switzerland, pp. 537-557. ISBN 978-3-030-54485-0 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-030-54486-7_26


While feminist and profeminist scholars are in agreement with the thesis that hegemonic and destructive forms of masculinity are the source of current environmental crises, there is less agreement on how to address this issue or on the way forward for ecologically conscious and profeminist men. Some forms of ecofeminism essentialise women as being closer to nature than men, while arguing that men are closer to culture. There seems little capacity for men to change in this view. In a parallel development, some ecomasculinity theorists argue that the problem is not with the nature of masculinity per se but with the separation of menís natural maleness from forms of masculinity that suppress their infinite capacity to care. Such latter approaches espouse an ecomasculinist perspective rather than a materialist ecofeminist view. This chapter explores the implications of the materialist ecofeminist critique for what men can do to address current environmental crises.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:environmentalism, eeminist environmentalism, profeminist environmentalism, climate change, masculinity and climate change nature, women and nature, men and nature, masculinity and nature, masculinity, hegemonic
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Social work
Research Field:Social work not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Gender and sexualities
UTAS Author:Pease, B (Professor Bob Pease)
ID Code:146462
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-09-08
Last Modified:2021-09-08

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