"Embodied Materialism" and Ecosocialism
Publisher: Against the Current
Date Written: 01/03/2019
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23299
Detailed chapter-by-chapter review of Ariel Salleh's Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx, and the Postmodern.
In 1997 ZED Books of London released Ecofeminism as Politics: Nature, Marx and the Postmodern. Ariel Sallehs book initially received high praise, but then was subsumed beneath Third Wave and post-cultural feminist theories....
Perhaps Zed Books, in choosing to republish her book 20 years after it first came out, understood that Salleh's Ecofeminism as Politics was ahead of its time. With glaciers melting and seas rising, with storms raging as never before and planetary temperatures plummeting then soaring to degrees humans struggle to survive, Salleh's concept of "embodied materialism" offers a powerful alternative to socialist theory still hesitant to include planetary crises in its plan of actions.