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Queer Ecologies,9780253222039

Queer Ecologies

Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 7/14/2010
Publisher(s): Indiana Univ Pr
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Treating such issues as animal sex, species politics, environmental justice, lesbian space and "gay" ghettos, AIDS literatures, and queer nationalities, this lively collection asks important questions at the intersections of sexuality and environmental studies. Contributors from a wide range of disciplines present a focused engagement with the critical, philosophical, and political dimensions of sex and nature. These discussions are particularly relevant to current debates in many disciplines, including environmental studies, queer theory, critical race theory, philosophy, literary criticism, and politics. As a whole, Queer Ecologies stands as a powerful corrective to views that equate "natural" with "straight (men)" while "queer" is held to be against nature.

Author Biography

Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Culture at York University. She is author of The Good-Natured Feminist: Ecofeminism and the Quest for Democracy.

Bruce Erickson is a post-doctoral fellow in Environmental History at Nipissing University. His work has been published in environmental and sociology journals.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: A Genealogy of Queer Ecologiesp. 1
Against Nature? Queer Sex, Queer Animality
Eluding Capture: The Science, Culture, and Pleasure of ˘Queer÷ Animalsp. 51
Enemy of the Speciesp. 73
Penguin Family Values: The Nature of Planetary Environmental Reproductive Justicep. 102
Queernatureculturesp. 134
Green, Pink, and Public: Queering Environmental Politics
Non-white Reproduction and Same-Sex Eroticism: Queer Acts against Naturep. 149
From Jook Joints to Sisterspace: The Role of Nature in Lesbian Alternative Environments in the United Statesp. 173
Polluted Politics? Confronting Toxic Discourse, Sex Panic, and Eco-Normativityp. 199
Undoing Nature: Coalition Building as Queer Environmentalismp. 231
Fragments, Edges, and Matrices: Retheorizing the Formation of a So-called Gay-Ghetto through Queering Landscape Ecologyp. 254
Desiring Nature? Queer Attachments
˘The Place, Promised, That Has Not Yet Been÷: The Nature of Dislocation and Desire in Adrienne Rich's Your Native Land/Your Life and Minnie Bruce Pratt's Crime Against Naturep. 285
˘fucking close to water÷: Queering the Production of the Nationp. 309
Melancholy Natures, Queer Ecologiesp. 331
Biophilia, Creative Involution, and the Ecological Future of Queer Desirep. 359
List of Contributorsp. 383
Indexp. 387
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