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Lloro-Bidart, T., Semenko, K.
Toward a feminist ethic of self-care for environmental educators
(2017) Journal of Environmental Education, 48 (1), pp. 18-25.

DOI: 10.1080/00958964.2016.1249324

Abstract
Feminist theory and philosophy have examined how dominant ideologies oppress women, nonhuman animals, and the environment. Feminist scholars also have begun to discuss how neoliberalism problematically re-inscribes women as the primary providers of care, regardless of the impact of this care work on their own well-being. This article synthesizes feminist writings about temporality, relationality, and self-care alongside Foucault’s ideas about “care for self” and feminist environmental education scholarship that considers care in order to develop a feminist ethic of self-care for environmental educators that challenges neoliberal ideologies. © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Author Keywords
animal studies; feminist care theory; Foucault; neoliberalism; self-care

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