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Identify the author's central thesis and then attempt to outline the key points of the author's main argument as you progress through the book. Roughly 3/4 of your essay should focus on summarizing the content of the book, whereas 1/4 of it should be designated for presenting your own analysis and criticism. Your analysis and criticism may either address what you believe to be inadequate or underdeveloped in the author's discussion, or it may focus on a point that you believe has important.

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V. Plumwood, Feminism and the Mastery of Nature Book Review
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I can provide you with information about the book and refer to pages in the book for you to make reference to for other points of her main argument. I have provided a tentative outline below and the related points to consider. Taken together, you should be in an excellent position to write your own paper. You probably have already read the book (but if you haven't, be sure to take the time to read it, jotting things down in relation to this assignment).
Identify the author's central thesis and then attempt to outline the key points of the author's main argument as you progress through the book. Roughly ¾ of your essay should focus on summarizing the content of the book, whereas ¼ of it should be designated for presenting your own analysis and criticism. Your analysis and criticism may either address what you believe to be inadequate or underdeveloped in the author's discussion, or it may focus on a point that you believe has important.
The above directions are straightforward; however, it does not state the length of the paper, which is important. Summarize the book and then draw conclusions as to the adequacy of the authors' analysis. Your tentative outline might look something to the effect:
I. Introduction (1/4 to ½ page introducing the book, author and the thesis of the book).
• Val Plumwood (1993), in Feminism and the Mastery of Nature, explains the relation between ecofeminism and other feminist theories. (4)
• Plumwood provides a philosophically informed account of the relation of women and nature, and shows how relating male domination to the domination of nature is important and yet remains a dilemma. (4)
• She understand the oppression of women as only one of the many parallel forms of oppressions sharing and supported by a common structure, in which one party (the colonizer) uses a number of conceptual and rhetorical devices to privilege its interests over that of the other party (the colonized).
• Plumwood argued that male-centered (androcentric) and human-centered (anthropocentric) thinking have some common characteristics, such as 'dualism' and the 'logic of domination', which are also manifested in the oppressions of many other social groups, and that in being facilitated by a common ideological structure, diverse forms of oppression often mutually-reinforce each other (Plumwood 1993).

II. Summarize the main points
• Writing in the mid 1980s, Val Plumwood observed: "The last decade has seen the appearance of a body of literature whose theme is the link between the domination ...

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