Reimagining Connections: Exploring the Dynamics Between Gender, Nature, and Culture

Authors

  • Shubhangi Singh
  • Dr. Vijay Negi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v12i1.11474

Keywords:

Gender Equality, Environment, Sustainable Society, Women Empowerment, Nature And Culture.

Abstract

The relationship between nature and culture has been a topic of interest for scholars and researchers across various disciplines for decades. However, the gendered aspects of this connection have not received sufficient attention until recent times. This paper aims to explore how gender plays a crucial role in shaping the interactions between human societies and the natural world. The gendered approach towards the study of nature and culture provides a critical lens to examine how gendered identities and roles shape human interactions with nature. Feminist scholars have argued that the dominant discourse surrounding nature and culture is androcentric, meaning it prioritizes male perspectives and experiences. This bias has led to a lack of understanding of how gender influences human-nature relationships, and how gendered experiences are inextricably linked to environmental issues. Through an analysis of statements and works by various authors and critics, this paper demonstrates that the gendered approach to the study of nature and culture is critical in addressing the pressing environmental issues we face today. It highlights the importance of recognizing the diverse ways in which gender shapes human interactions with the environment, and how the intersection of gender, nature, and culture is essential for creating sustainable and just societies.

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Author Biographies

Shubhangi Singh

Research Scholar

Department of Humanities and Liberal Arts

DIT University

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Dr. Vijay Negi

Professor

Department of Humanities and Liberal Art

DIT University

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Published

29-01-2024

How to Cite

Singh, S., & Negi, D. V. (2024). Reimagining Connections: Exploring the Dynamics Between Gender, Nature, and Culture. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 12(1), 11–25. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v12i1.11474