Quotes from Val’s work

Here are some of my favourite quotes from Val’s work:

EC=Environmental Culture – The ecological crisis of reason (Routledge, 2002) 

FaMoN=Feminism and the Mastery of Nature (Routledge, 1993)

Creativity , meanings, and spirtual presences have always been multiple, widely distributed and able to be discerned in the world, not located above, or beyond it. (Forest Lover, Live Forever! A Philosophy of the Forests in The People’s Forest.)

So, the problem is not primarily about more knowledge or technology; it is about developing an environmental culture that values and fully acknowledges the non-human sphere and our dependency on it,  and is able to make good decisions about how we liveand impact on the non-human world. (EC p3)

The distorted perceptions and mechanisms of denial which arise from the master rationality are an important reason why the dominant culture which embodies this identity in relation to nature cannot respond adequately to the crisis of the biosphere and the growing degradation of the earth’s natural systems. (FaMoN p 194)


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