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Ecological Borderlands: Body, Nature, and Spirit in Chicana Feminism

Christina Holmes


Environmental practices among Mexican American women have spurred a reconsideration of ecofeminism among Chicana feminists. This book examines ecological themes across the arts, Chicana activism, and direct action groups to reveal how Chicanas can craft alternative models for ecofeminist processes. The book revisits key debates to analyze issues surrounding embodiment, women's connections to nature, and spirituality's role in ecofeminist philosophy and practice. By doing so, it challenges Chicanas to escape the narrow frameworks of the past in favor of an inclusive model of environmental femin ... More

Keywords: Mexican American women, Chicana feminist, Chicana activism, direct action groups, ecofeminism, environmental feminism, ecofeminist philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040542
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040542.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina Holmes, author
DePauw University