Revista Estudos Feministas
versão impressa ISSN 0104-026X
DI CIOMMO, Regina Célia. Gender, environment and the theory of complexity. Rev. Estud. Fem. [online]. 2003, vol.11, n.2, pp. 423-443. ISSN 0104-026X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-026X2003000200005.
We use the theory of complexity to analise gender questions, showing that those are built by society in an exchange of interactions between nature and culture. The bioanthropological rootsand and the sociocultural characteristics contain different experiences, knowledge and wisdom, in a complex organization in which oposition does notmean extinction, and difference does not imply hierarchy. We can apply Morin's "tetralogical ring" concept, which admits disorder, organization, order and interaction to the understanding of the impasse between masculine and feminine, humans and non-humans, towards a paradigmatic change in the social and environmental relations.
Palavras-chave : gender; complexity; environment; education; human ecology.