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.
|Title of host publication||Entanglements and Weavings|
|Subtitle of host publication||Diffractive Approaches to Gender and Love |
|Editors||Deirdre C. Byrne, Marianne Schleicher|
|Place of Publication||Leiden/Boston|
|Publisher||Brill - Rodopi|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Series||Value Inquiry Book Series|