For Love of the World: Material Entanglements in Ecosexual Performance

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this chapter discusses how ecosexuality, an emerging sexual identity and social movement that links the struggles for sexual and environmental justice, takes love and love studies beyond the human subject. Drawing on recent scholarship in feminist new materialism and new materialist environmentalism, the chapter argues that developing non-anthropocentric approaches to the study of gender and love is epistemically and politically necessary in the context of the current environmental crisis. To substantiate this argument, the chapter examines selected works of american artist couple annie sprinkle and elizabeth stephens, who have pioneered the ecosexual movement by staging multiple weddings to nonhuman nature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntanglements and Weavings
Subtitle of host publicationDiffractive Approaches to Gender and Love
EditorsDeirdre C. Byrne, Marianne Schleicher
Place of PublicationLeiden/Boston
PublisherBrill - Rodopi
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-44146-0
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-44145-3
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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SeriesValue Inquiry Book Series

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