Tools for a Cross-Cultural Feminist Ethics: Exploring Ethical Contexts and Contents in the Makah Whale Hunt
Article first published online: 9 JAN 2009
2001 by Hypatia, Inc.
Volume 16, Issue 1, pages 1–26, February 2001
How to Cite
GAARD, G. (2001), Tools for a Cross-Cultural Feminist Ethics: Exploring Ethical Contexts and Contents in the Makah Whale Hunt. Hypatia, 16: 1–26. doi: 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2001.tb01046.x
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 9 JAN 2009
Antiracist white feminists and ecofeminists have the tools but lack the strategies for responding to issues of social and environmental justice cross-culturally, particularly in matters as complex as the Makah whale hunt. Distinguishing between ethical contexts and contents, I draw on feminist critiques of cultural essentialism, ecofeminist critiques of hunting and food consumption, and socialist feminist analyses of colonialism to develop antiracist feminist and ecofeminist strategies for cross-cultural communication and cross-cultural feminist ethics.