If some of our values have contributed to the creation of a toxic and damaged planet, and to the maintenance of systems of oppression based on gender, race and other types of differences, any attempts to foster alternative values requires attention to social and as well as ecological concerns. Feminism and Ecological Communities presents a bold and passionate rethinking of the ecofeminist movement. It is one of the first books to acknowledge the importance of postmodern feminist arguments against ecofeminism while persuasively supporting a strong new case for ecofeminism. Chris J. Cuomo explores the dualisms of nature/culture and masculine/feminine that defend many contemporary ecofeminist positions and questions traditional feminist analyses of gender and caring. Cuomo addresses these key issues by drawing on recent work in feminist ethics as well as the work of diverse figures including Aristotle, John Dewey and Donna Haraway.