Gender and nature: A psychological analysis of ecofeminist theory
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Soc. Psychol.
ATTITUDES; AUTHORITARIANISM; PARADIGM; Psychology, Social
For ecofeminists, the logic of domination (Warren, 1900) subserves the interconnected oppressions of patriarchy (i.e., sexism) and the anthropocentric domination of nature (i.e., naturism). Given this premise, it was hypothesized that intercorrelations would be found across instruments that assessed the following constructs: right-wing authoritarianism. attitudes toward women, social-dominance orientation, and attitudes toward the environment. As predicted, a correlation was found between attitudes toward women and the environment. Regression analyses indicate that authoritarianism reliably predicted sexism in men and women. Authoritarianism also predicted naturism in nomen. These results are interpreted as an initial rapprochement between psychology and the ecofeminism framework delineating the social attitudes that are inherent in the oppressive systems of sexism and naturism.
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Article; Proceedings Paper
"Gender and nature: A psychological analysis of ecofeminist theory" (1999). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2883.