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.
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.
animal studies; feminist care theory; Foucault; neoliberalism; self-care