Historicising the Metaphor of Mother Earth

Lyn McCredden

Abstract


The paper traces some recent feminist and postcolonial positions with regard to the metaphor of 'Mother Earth', either promoting it or rejecting it as essentialist and stereotyping. She refers to work by Susan Griffin, Kay Schaffer, Jane Jacobs and David Tacey.

Keywords


feminism; postcolonialism; mother earth

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