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Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2019, 3(2), 55-58
DOI: 10.12691/jsa-3-2-2
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Xenosociology: Meeting the Predator in the Theory of Val Plumwood

Mušić Lejla1,

1Department of Sociology, Faculty of Political Sciences Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pub. Date: August 08, 2019

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Mušić Lejla. Xenosociology: Meeting the Predator in the Theory of Val Plumwood. Journal of Sociology and Anthropology. 2019; 3(2):55-58. doi: 10.12691/jsa-3-2-2


Plumwood as a famous eco feminist, [1] had influenced the analyses inside the ecological ethic and deep ecology, and formed specific approach in ecological disputes, defined as ecosophy [2], involving ecological approach as inherent to human, especially female nature. Female attributes are celebrated, since they can influence the development of feminist ethic, as care ethic, global care ethic [3]. This form of ethic influenced development of animal ethic, or Xeno Ethic in her works. Disputes around the position of female identity, (especially inherent to an educated professor such as herself ),are caused by her encounter with the crocodile in Cacadu national park; after she was assured that she can use canoe in that area, safely. Val Plumwood, with her book Meeting the predator, had influenced the changes in discussions about animal ethics, transpecism, and the importance of human body and environment, that involves different forms of organisms, from predators to dangerous and exotic plants, that can also be seen as xeno organism threatening the life.

Xenosociology Xeno Ethic ecosophy predator transpecism

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