Gaia and the New Politics of Love : Notes for a Poly Planet - Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio
Autor: Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio
2016 - 272 páginas
Gaia and the New Politics of Love: Notes for a Poly Planet (2009) is a manifesto for ecosexual love, the love whose sexual ecology is fluid and inclusive. Are ecosexuality and the arts of loving two sides of the same coin? If nature is a mother, can she be a lover too? What is Gaia? Could nature be a hostess? If nature is our hostess, can we acknowledge her by sharing available resources of love? When we share these resources, do we multiply them as well? Can each and everyone of us become a resource of love? Learning the arts of loving is key to accepting our role as Gaia's guests. If we consider love an art, we can support students of love in developing their unique talents as lovers. Then we can transform fear into hope, scarcity into abundance, hatred into love. Gaia is a book of cultural theory by Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio, PhD, a Professor of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. Its first paperback edition was released in September, 2009, by North Atlantic Books/Random House, and became a Silver Winner in Cosmology and New Science for the Nautilus Book Awards. Its first digital edition was released in August 2010, for Amazon Kindle. It has been a top seller in Feminist Theory, and in Health-Mind-Body > Disorders-Diseases. Gaia theory argues that the flora and fauna of the planet operate in a self-regulating web that keeps the world livable. According to the theory, humankind is the most powerful species in this web and also its biggest threat. This provocative book explores ways to minimize and ultimately eliminate this threat with love and intimacy. Dr. Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio has authored the first study of global ecology based on an analysis of human love and health. Anderlini-D'Onofrio identifies her remedy within the context of Gaia theory, re-envisioning it as a more inclusive philosophy that positively impacts not only love and relationships, but world ecology under duress. The author links human sexuality to the global ecosystem, claiming that freedom from fear will stimulate a holistic health movement powerful enough to heal relationships and restore planetary balance. Gaia and the New Politics of Love is bracing in its range, weaving together issues of human and global health; the relationship of politics, sexuality, and ecology; practices and styles of love; the changing roles of eroticism and gender in our lives; and polyamory, bisexuality, and the scientific dissent movement.