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Mother/nature : popular culture and environmental ethics

Mother/nature : popular culture and environmental ethics

Author: Catherine M Roach
Publisher: Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This brief but ambitious book explores the relationship with nature through the imagery we use when we talk about Mother Nature. Employing the critical tools of religious studies, psychology, and gender studies, Roach examines the various manifestations of nature as 'mother' and what that idea implies for the way we approach the natural world.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roach, Catherine M., 1965-
Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002007644
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine M Roach
ISBN: 0253109787 9780253109781 0253109787 0253341787 9780253341785 0253106168 9780253106162 1282072048 9781282072046 9786612072048 6612072040
OCLC Number: 53012463
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 221 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Wilderness--within and without --
Heart-of-darkness environmentalism ; Mother Nature in popular culture ; Tools of analysis : religion, psychology, and gender --
I. Nature as good mother --
Love your mother --
Loving Mother Earth : case study of a bumper sticker ; Ecofeminist critique ; Are women closer to nature? --
Mothers and mother nature --
Unconscious and the environment ; Nature of mothering ; Case study revisited --
II. Nature as bad mother --
She will try to drown you --
Threatening mother : case study of two commercials ; And ye shall be as gods : fantasies of aseity, a theological analysis ; Human badness and environmental discourse --
Splitting Mother Nature --
Psychoanalytic perspective ; Bad mother ; Why popular culture attacks Mother Nature --
III. Nature as hurt mother --
Our mother needs our help --
Green knights : case study of a public service announcement ; Relational self : toward a theory of environmental right relation ; Earth healing and the environmental movement : four criteria --
Healing Mother Nature --
Environmentalism and the tragic ; Mother Nature, human nature : concluding appraisals --
Toward the future.
Responsibility: Catherine M. Roach.


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