Green, Pink, and Lavender: Banishing Ecophobia through Queer Ecologies

  title={Green, Pink, and Lavender: Banishing Ecophobia through Queer Ecologies},
  author={Greta Gaard},
  journal={Ethics \& the Environment},
  pages={115 - 126}
  • G. Gaard
  • Published 3 November 2011
  • Art
  • Ethics & the Environment
Drawing on a range of queer and ecological theories rather a single orthodox perspective, the thirteen essays in Queer Ecologies develop a strong argument for queering environmentalisms and greening queer theory, in three steps: challenging the heteronormativity of investigations into the 'sexuality' of nature, exploring the intersections between queer and ecological inflections of bio/politics (including spatial politics), and ultimately queering environmental affect, ethics, and desire… 
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