"Ecology: Scientific, Deep and Feminist"

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Environmental Values (journal)

Peterson, Markus J., and Tarla Rai Peterson. “Ecology: Scientific, Deep and Feminist.” Environmental Values 5, no. 2 (1996): 123–46. doi:10.3197/096327196776679348.

The application of hierarchy theory to ecological systems presents those who seek a radical change in human perspectives toward nature with a unique window of opportunity. Because hierarchy theory has enabled scientific ecologists to discover that the window through which one chooses to observe a system influences its reality, they may now be more amenable to including the perspectives of deep and feminist ecologists into their self-definition. A synergy between deep, feminist, and scientific ecology could improve environmental policy by encouraging more ecofeminists to encompass the marginalisation of nonhuman life-forms within the ethic of care, more deep ecologists to encompass the issues of overconsumption and militarisation within the anthropocentric-biocentric polarity, and more scientific ecologists to scrutinise the politics behind their investigations.

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