. 3 Releftions(two based on reading, one personal)


1000 words for each reflection.
Reflection #1:
Choose two of the six characteristics of global industrial capitalism described in “Unmasking a Pathological System” (Chapter Two of the book) and identify one or two of the key basic assumptions, beliefs, or values associated with each characteristic that are problematic insofar as they contribute in some way to the ecological crisis. (In total, describe two or three assumptions.) Describe why these assumptions, beliefs, or values are problematic and where they may have originated. How might they be changed or challenged?
core source:
Hathaway, M., & Boff, L. (2009b). Unmasking a pathological system. Chapter Two in The Tao of liberation: Exploring the ecology of transformation (pp. 15-61). Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.
additional source:
Assadourian, Erik (2010). The rise and fall of consumer culture. In Eric Assadourian (ed.), State of the world – Transforming cultures: From consumerism to sustainability. New York: WW Norton. Retrieved from http://www.worldwatch.org/files/pdf/Chapter%201.pdf
Loy, David (1997). The religion of the market. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 65(2), 275-290. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/stable/pdfplus/1465766.pdf?acceptTC=true.
Reflection #2:
Consider ecofeminism.
Describe its characteristic, assumptions, and beliefs and contrast these to the assumptions and beliefs underlying the dominant worldview of modernity and industrial growth capitalism. How does deep ecofeminism challenge the dominant worldview? What difficulties might it face to gain widespread acceptance?
core source: (see attachment)
2-King, Y. (2005). Towards an ecological feminism and a feminist ecology. In J. S. Dryzek & D. Schlosberg (Eds.), Debating the Earth (2nd ed., pp. 399-407).pdf
O2-Spretnak, C. (1990). Ecofeminism – Our roots and flowering. In I. Diamond & G. F. Orenstein (Eds.), Reweaving the world – The emergence of ecofeminism (pp. 3-14).pdf
Personal reflection:
Reflect on your personal worldview as it relates to ecology, “the environment,” or “nature”: Identify and
describe some of the main aspects of your worldview. Would you describe it as anthropocentric,
anthropoharmonic, biocentric, ecocentric, or would you see it as some combination of these? Why? How did
you come to have/adopt this worldview? Describe some specific experiences, practices, belief systems,
influences, or events that contributed to the formation of your worldview.