Ecofeminism: Reconnecting a Divided World

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Two of Zed's best-known authors, one an economist, the other a physicist and philosopher, come together in this book on a controversial environmental agenda. Using interview material, they bring together women's perspectives from North and South on environmental deterioration and develop and new way of approaching this body of knowledge which is at once practical and philosophical.

Do women involved in environmental movements see a link between patriarchy and ecological ...

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Overview

Two of Zed's best-known authors, one an economist, the other a physicist and philosopher, come together in this book on a controversial environmental agenda. Using interview material, they bring together women's perspectives from North and South on environmental deterioration and develop and new way of approaching this body of knowledge which is at once practical and philosophical.

Do women involved in environmental movements see a link between patriarchy and ecological degradation? What are the links between global militarism and the destruction of nature? In exploring such questions, the authors criticize prevailing theories and develop an intellectually rigorous ecofeminist perspective rooted in the needs of everyday life. They argue for the acceptance of limits, the rejection of the commoditization of needs, and a commitment to a new ethics.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781856491563
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Why We Wrote this Book Together 1
2 Reductionism and Regeneration: A Crisis in Science 22
3 Feminist Research: Science, Violence and Responsibility 36
4 The Myth of Catching-up Development 55
5 The Impoverishment of the Environment: Women and Children Last 70
6 Who Made Nature Our Enemy? 91
7 Homeless in the 'Global Village' 98
8 Masculinization of the Motherland 108
9 Women have no Fatherland 116
10 White Man's Dilemma: His Search for What He Has Destroyed 132
11 Women's Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Conservation 164
12 New Reproductive Technologies: Sexist and Racist Implications 174
13 From the Individual to the Dividual: the Supermarket of 'Reproductive Alternatives' 198
14 Self-Determination: The End of a Utopia? 218
15 GATT, Agriculture and Third World Women 231
16 The Chipko Women's Concept of Freedom 246
17 Liberating the Consumer 251
18 Decolonizing the North 264
19 People or population: Towards a New Ecology of Reproduction 277
20 The Need for a New Vision: the Subsistence Perspective 297
Index 325
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