Fertile Ground

Fertile Ground

Women, Earth, and the Limits of Control

By Irene Diamond; Starhawk (Foreword by)

Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807067734, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 25, 1997

Description

Irene Diamond has written a passionate and provocative book that challenges the feminist movement to step beyond its preconceptions. . . . We desperately need this synthesis. -from the Foreword by Starhaw

In a wide-ranging critique of Western thought and practice, ecofeminist Irene Diamond raises unsettling questions about the ethic of control that permeates how we think about fertility, sexuality, agriculture, and the environment.



About the Author
Teaches Political Science and Women's Studies at the University of Oregon.



Praise For Fertile Ground

Provocative. . . . Assumes passion and authority. -Janet Lembke, The New York Times Book Review"Irene Diamond offers her readers a provocative series of musings on a vital, but largely unexplored, concept: fertility. . . . Diamond's scope is wide-ranging, addressing reproductive technologies, agriculture, pornography, development and death, yet her work also has a highly personal quality. . . . As an intuitive foray, Fertile Ground sows many new seeds." -Karen Litfin, The Ecologist

"Irene Diamond's Fertile Ground is a provocative book. It stirs me to vigorous assent. It also triggers wide-eyed disbelief. . . . As it prods me to explosions of disagreement, it also provokes useful thought." -Janet Lembke, The New York Times Book Review

"One of the most provocative and original feminist books in years. . . . Diamond poses important questions and breaks ground for new thought about them." -Pat Monaghan, Booklist