The Background and Theoretical Origin of Ecofeminism



The article observes the practical and theoretical background of Ecofeminism to explore its origin in the theory of romanticism. The study finds that, as a social movement and social trend of thought, Ecofeminism is a combined product of the women’s liberation movement and the ecological protection movement. The two movements are designed to develop a non-anthropocentric worldview and behavior, opposing dualistic cultural traditions of rationalism. There is no doubt that this call of “back to nature” has shown a strong romantic color. As the latest progression in feminist theory, Ecofeminism is an ecology-oriented feminism and its theory is inseparable from the nourishment of romanticism.


Ecofeminism; Ecological crisis; Radical theory; Romanticism

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