If The Earth is Not Your Mother, Are You from Mars? : Ecospirituality, Gender, and Environmental Activism.
Conférence de Susannah CROCKFORD, Post-Doctoral Researcher, NARMESH Department of Literary Studies, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
Mardi 26 mars 2019
de 17h15 à 19h00
Dans le cadre du colloque de recherche ISSR : "Enquêter en sciences des religions : psychologie, sociologie et sciences sociales des migrations".
Ecospirituality in Anglophone countries is strikingly gendered, with important consequences for spiritually-inspired environmental activism. The Earth is framed as a mother, nature as female. The current ecological crisis is spoken of as a sickness of the Earth. Based on ethnographic, interview, and survey data from the US and UK, in this talk I discuss how ecospirituality is conceptually undergirded with specific articulations of gender, and what outcomes this produces in terms of environmental activism.
par ISSR FTSR