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ExposedEnvironmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times$
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Stacy Alaimo

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816621958

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001

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Climate Systems, Carbon-Heavy Masculinity, and Feminist Exposure

Climate Systems, Carbon-Heavy Masculinity, and Feminist Exposure

(p.91) 4 Climate Systems, Carbon-Heavy Masculinity, and Feminist Exposure

Stacy Alaimo

University of Minnesota Press

The fourth chapter investigates the significance of gender in relation to global warming, arguing that a feminist response to climate change must not only challenge the ostensibly universal, transcendent perspective of big science and the hegemonic masculinity of impenetrable, aggressive consumption, but also the tendency within feminist organizations and NGOs to reinforce gendered polarities, heteronormativity, and the view of nature as a resource for domestic use. The chapter offers a politics of “insurgent vulnerability,” biodiversity, and sexual diversity as an alternative

Keywords:   Environmentalism, Global warming, Gender, Cultural Studies, Posthumanism, Feminism, Feminist theory, Materialism, Sexuality

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