Solar Storms as a Representative of Eco-Feminism

NUML Journal, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 47-64, 2010

14 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2017

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Wajiha Raza Rizvi

Film Museum Society | Beaconhouse National University Pakistan; Independent

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

The paper discusses the novel Solar Storms (1997) by Linda Hogan in the context of eco-feminism. The exploitation of nature, and women likewise, has a common and interlinked theme for the eco -feminists. The healing powers of natural cultural landscapes following a history of 500 years of colonial and cultural oppression and genocide of the American Indian tribes forms the background of the chilling tale. The paper helps shed light on the oppression and subordination of women and ought to be read in conjunction with the brutal and merciless environmental degradation.

Keywords: Solar Storm, American Indian Literature, Nature Degradation, Women Oppression, Medusa's Gaze

JEL Classification: Z19

Suggested Citation

Rizvi, Wajiha Raza, Solar Storms as a Representative of Eco-Feminism (2010). NUML Journal, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 47-64, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2987800

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