Ecofamilism: Women, Religion, and Environmental Protection in Taiwan (Paperback)

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Ecofamilism: Women, Religion, and Environmental Protection in Taiwan (Paperback)

By Ho

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Ecofamilism proposes a new analytical framework, moving beyond ecofeminism, based on Western feminism and Christian theology, to illuminate Taiwanese women's motivations and how they understand their role in the environmental movement. Based on extensive interviews with women founders, leaders, and members of six non-governmental, often religious-based, organizations from 1990-2015, the work presents contemporary issues in Taiwan from the perspectives of social anthropology, geography, inter-religious cooperation, and global ethics. Ecofamilism offers a new way of approaching life in contemporary Asia, engaging more precisely with while authentically portraying the experiences of Taiwanese women--whose gender roles are ancillary to motivations of family, religion, and society. Its key concept of ecofamilism pairs the notions of ecology and family while drawing on Chinese religio-cultural traditions of responsibility to the family to illuminate ecologically responsible positions toward society, environment, and all living beings.
Product Details ISBN: 9781931483339
ISBN-10: 1931483337
Publisher: Three Pine Press
Publication Date: April 30th, 2016
Pages: 240
Language: English