Faculty Publications

Title

The oppression of women and nature: Ecofeminism as a framework for an expanded ecological social work

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Families in Society

Volume

83

Issue

3

First Page

221

Last Page

232

Abstract

This article broadens and clarifies the way sodal work conceptualizes its ecological/system constructs and the professional commitments that flow from them. It utilizes important insight from a contemporary, radical environmental philosophy-ecofeminism-to search for language and descriptions that may help the profession begin the process of formulating and depicting an expanded ecological model of practice. This article sketches the essential philosophical premises of a revisioned ecological model and offers suggestions for interpreting and applying this model. Specifcally, it gives attention to critiquing the interrelated oppression stemming from modem economic theory and practice, and ways in which social workers may collaborate with communities and individuals to bring about change.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2002

DOI of published version

10.1606/1044-3894.20

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