A Spiritual Revisioning: Alice Walker from an Ecofeminist Perspective

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Esposito, Lauren
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1-Dec-10
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This thesis explores the work of Alice Walker from an ecofeminist perspective in order to demonstrate the connections between black women and the environment. Walker offers a spiritual revisioning that embraces nature while challenging the doctrines of patriarchy and Christianity, and the social justifications that support male and Christian hegemony. Through poetry, literature, and essays, she critiques the cultural and social practices of systems used toenforce dominance over black women and nature. She attempts to dismantle hierarchical relationships that subjugate the position of women and the environment and that deprive both of spirituality and reverence.
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The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.
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