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Roach, Catherine M.

ROACH, Catherine M.

PERSONAL:

Born in Ottawa, Quebec, Canada; married Ted Trost; children: Nathaniel, Benjamin. Education: University of Ottawa, B.A., 1987, M.A., 1989; Harvard University, A.M., 1991, Ph.D., 1998.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Department of Religious Studies, University of Alabama, P.O. Box 870264, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0264. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER:

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, assistant professor of religious studies.

WRITINGS:

Mother/Nature: Popular Culture and Environmental Ethics, Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 2002.

Contributor to Just Fish: Ethics and Canadian Marine Fisheries, ISER Books (St. John, Newfoundland, Canada), 2000, and Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, Continuum (London, England), 2003.

SIDELIGHTS:

Catherine M. Roach's Mother/Nature: Popular Culture and Environmental Ethics is an examination of the feminine portrayal of nature in the popular culture of the West. Combining religious, feminist, and environmental approaches to the subject, Roach exposes what she argues is a widespread use of problematic imagery and language that is detrimental to both the environment and to women. Carolyn M. Craft in Library Journal called the scholarly study a "deeply thoughtful book."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Library Journal, March 15, 2003, Carolyn M. Craft, review of Mother/Nature: Popular Culture and Environmental Ethics, p. 89.*

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