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Call your "mutha": a deliberately dirty-minded manifesto for Earth Mother in the Anthropocene (2020)

in: Heretical thought

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Abstract

This text engages with the Earth Mother, a complex figure recognizing the power to give life and death, and speaking to the communal destiny with all living things. Specifically, Jane Caputi rejects misogynist and colonialist stereotypes, and examines the potency of the Earth Mother in order to deepen awareness of how our relationship to the Earth went astray and what might be done to address this. She looks at contemporary narratives and artwork to consider the ways in which that potency has already reasserted itself into our political and popular culture.