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Donald A. McAndrew. Ecofeminism and the Teaching of Literacy.

McAndrew, Donald A. "Ecofeminism and the Teaching of Literacy." CCC 47.3 (1996): 367-382.


McAndrew suggests that ecology invites the connection between the practices and aims of feminists and writing teachers because both necessitate a critique society that suggests a restructuring of it in harmony with the natural environment. From the knowledge of class, gender and race oppression emerges a "love for nature", a "praxis of hope" that can inform feminists, writing teachers and students toward a care for one's ecocommunity: a cooperative fight against all forms of social oppression, and a "creative enhancement of nature." McAndrew defines six major claims of ecofeminism and concludes with reflections about how ecofeminism could affect thinking about literacy and writing pedagogy.

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