Conceptualizing Ecological Spaces in Ruth Ozeki’s “All Over Creation”
Ecofeminist literature is by nature interdisciplinary and hence writers and critics alike incorporate discourses from other disciplines which imbues their texts with meaning. Their usage of ecofeminist tenets simultaneously questions the structure that reduces both women and nature to non-entities. In All Over Creation, Ruth Ozeki focuses on the confluence of environmentalism and feminism as she examines the effects of of Cynacs, a satirical characterization of corporate Monsants on rural Idaho. She highlights the cultural insensitivity which has emanated as a byproduct of the capitalistic overhaul of agricultural practices. Ozeki delivers a strong political message for protecting the environment as well as questions the usage of pesticides and implementation of genetically modified crops.