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Call Your "Mutha" – A Deliberately Dirty-Minded Manifesto for the Earth Mother in the Anthropocene - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Call Your "Mutha": A Deliberately Dirty-Minded Manifesto for the Earth Mother in the Anthropocene

Jane Caputi

Abstract

The proposed new geological era, The Anthropocene (a.k.a. Age of Humans, Age of Man), marking human domination of the planet long called Mother Earth, is truly The Age of the Motherfucker. The ecocide of the Anthropocene is the responsibility of Man, the Western- and masculine-identified corporate, military, intellectual, and political class that masks itself as the exemplar of the civilized and the human. The word motherfucker was invented by the enslaved children of White slave masters to name their mothers’ rapist/owners. Man’s strategic motherfucking, from the personal to the planetary, is ... More

Keywords: Mother Nature, Mother Earth, Earth Mother, Anthropocene, ecology, heteropatriarchy, motherfucker, ecofeminism, decolonial, popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190902704
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190902704.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Caputi, author
Professor, Center for Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Florida Atlantic University

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