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Author Kitano, Riichi, author.
Title Spiritual ecofeminism and martial wisdom / by Riichi Kitano.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2013.

 Electronic Book  PN4086 .Z95 2013 K58eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 68 pages) : illustrations, photographs, some color.
Content Type text
still image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 66-68).
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on Aug. 7, 2013).
Summary This graduate project explores two seemingly opposite disciplines, spiritual ecofeminism and martial arts, and how those two can enhance each other. Whether people recognize it or not, both feminists and martial artists have been claiming the same motto of "human beings are one with nature" and seeking to alter this unjust society full of isms and discriminations to create an egalitarian society for both human being and nature. Spiritual ecofeminist Starhawk claims three important elements: immanence, interconnectedness, and compassion, in order to understand that human beings are one with nature and to create an egalitarian society. Although martial artists name the same three elements differently (ki, musubi, and yu), martial wisdom has been placing importance on those three for many centuries. In this project, the author will elaborate Starhawk's claim of immanence, interconnectedness, and compassion and introduce some of the exercises from martial wisdom to enhance readers' understandings of these concepts.
Subject Ecofeminism.
Martial arts -- Psychological aspects.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Communication Studies.
OCLC number 855550906