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midterm studyguide - Study your notes on class discussions...

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Study your notes on class discussions and all assigned readings.  Format: two sections with short-answer essays (each 3-5 sentences in length). In the first section students  will have a choice of 4 questions from about 8, in the second section 10 from about 20.   origins of mind-body dualism, Ecofemism and Eco-Marxists, Ecosocialists, Deep ecologists, Ecofeminism  and liberal and radical feminisms, Peter Singer and Tom Regan's animal advocacy theories, naturalization  vs. resubjectification of animals, Ecofeminism's relation to Queer Theory, the equation of Abortion Rights  and Animal Rights. Androcentrism  – male centeredness; misogyny Anthropocentrism  – human centeredness  – 1.) Men hunt, therefore, they are above  women, and women are above animals.  2.) nomadic lifestyle leads to domestication.  3.) religion leads to  human female sacrifice; nature is evil.  4.) industrial/scientific revolution   man pursues animal  (knowledge)   mechanization puts man above animals  –   – food & drink that can only be derived from human or nonhuman women;  i.e. milk, eggs the absent referent  - that which separates the meat eater from the animal and the animal from the end  product. The function of the absent referent is to keep our "meat" separated from any idea that she or he  was once an animal, to keep some thing  from being seen as having been some one missing link btw. Subject of oppression Leftist approach to social change  – 1.) ecomarxist = the mastery of nature through labor; man’s essence  was in doing, not being.  2.) ecosocialist = intuitionalist; restructure society and undo the accumulation of 
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course PHIL 320 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '09 term at Montclair.

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