Ecofeminism: Deracinating the Patriarchy

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Dr Shuaib Mohammad Bhat, Dr Javaid Ahmad Ganaie


A group of like-minded premised that in transcultural and global patriarchal practices women and nature share a subordinate and instrumental relationship to man. They articulated that oppression of women and the planet are inherently connected. They voiced against marginalization and devastation of nature simultaneously. Their commencement resulted in a theory known as Ecofeminism.  The present paper attempts to study Ecofeminism its origin, historical evolution, and thereby explore its vital tenets and representatives. It will try to highlight how Ecofeminism deracinate mainstream schema and protest against the logic of domination and value dualism forming the basis of the conceptual framework.

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