This paper examines the relationship between water and women particularly in terms of representative cultural expressions that underlie women's recovery of water as a fundamental human right, and explores how deep knowledge and trust of earth's bounty sustains viable and effective social change campaigns such as the right to water movement. Drawing principally upon the sociocultural analysis of ecofeminist thinkers such as Vandana Shiva and Carolyn Merchant, as well as William Marks's work on water, I critique the nature-culture dichotomy underlying approaches to water as a 'resource', and try to undermine the accepted hierarchy of 'power over nature' which by extension is becoming 'power over water' by looking at women's relation to water in myth and artistic expression.
"Women, Water and the Reclamation of the Feminine,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 3:
1, Article 7.
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