Having women in power won’t automatically make for caring, sensitive environmental policies as Stacy Alaimo implies in her review of Carolyn Merchant and Val Plumwood.
Author: Stacy Alaimo
Stacy Alaimo is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has published widely in environmental humanities, science studies, and feminist theory, on such subjects as environmental literature and film, environmental art and architecture, performance art, feminist theory and nature, environmental pedagogy, gender and climate change, and the science and culture of "queer" animals. Her recent work focuses on developing models of new materialism for both feminist theory and the environmental humanities. She has been invited to present talks in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Austria and Sweden, and was a visiting scholar with the Quadrant Project at the University of Minnesota. She currently serves on the MLA Division of Literature and Science. Her publications include Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (Cornell UP 2000); Material Feminisms (edited with Susan J. Hekman); and Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (Indiana UP 2010). She is currently working on a book tentatively titled: Sea Creatures and the Limits of Animal Studies: Science, Aesthetics, Ethics.