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Environmental and feminist posthumanities

Introduction to ecofeminism

  • Haraway’s manifesto for cyborgs was a resounding confrontation with eco-feminism, such a good starting point. After the more nuanced, less essentialized, approaches of Stacy Alaimo and Cecilia Åsberg – feminist environmental humanities became forms of queer, neomaterialist posthumanitarian practices based on environmental history and ecocriticism.
  • Lena Gunnarsson (former gender researcher/future researcher/sustainability researcher at KTH – now at WHITE arkitektbyrå) has written about eco-feminism – available on KTH:s website, in the gender kit (online training tool)
    • There is also an online text about gender and science based on feminist history of science – and sustainability.
  • Stacy Alaimo – since her thesis has worked with queer criticism of ecofeminism based on Haraway and feminist technoscience studies such as cultural studies and eco-critique – So read Alaimo’s classic texts and books!
  • Introduction to posthuman/new materialist feminist technoscience studies – C Åsberg, N Lykke (2010) European Journal of Women’s Studies 17 (4), 299-305.
    • Åsberg, C. & Braidotti R. (2008). A Feminist Companion to Post‐humanities, NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 16:4, 264-269, DOI: 10.1080/08038740802441071
  • A classic in a European context, when feminist EH is to be introduced: On environmental neomaterialism as a starting point for more than gender-focused gender studies
  • Cecilia Åsberg in the environmental journal Resilience: Environmental Humanities (University of Nebraska) from 2013, Resilience is Cyborg – about Haraway as a starting point for new environmental humanities (eco- and feminist technohumanities)

Environmental/feminist posthumanities

Blue humanities

Animal-human relations

Toxic pollution, Swedish waste management

Toxic Embodiment and Feminist Environmental Humanities 

Summary and relevance of feminist posthumanities