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Society and Environment 1/7/11 10:58 AM February 11, 2011 Chapter 6 – The Ideology of Environmental Domination (Condensed) Christianty, individualism, and patriarchy all have hierarchy, inequality, and connections between environmental domination and social domination in common Women’s association with reproduction and the domestic sphere places them closer to nature, men’s association with production and the public sphere distances them from nature, and that women are associated with fulfilling bodily and emotional needs, while men are associated with rationality, civilization, government, and business express the values and assumptions of Patriarchal Ecology The argument that Christian ideology alone has led to environmental degradation is faulty because: o a) the Old Testament, upon which Christian domination of nature is based, is reversed by Jews and Muslims as well as Christians o b) Christianity has often been at odds with science and technology o c) the Bible includes passages revering an ecological sense of
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