Women Pioneers for the Environment / Edition 1

Women Pioneers for the Environment / Edition 1

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by Mary Joy Breton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1555534260

ISBN-13: 9781555534264

Pub. Date: 03/09/2000

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

As the torchbearers of environmental activism, women from around the world have created profound changes that are helping to ensure a healthier planet for all living things. Whether it is Judi Bari, who was crippled by a car bomb because of her efforts to save California's ancient redwood forests; Dai Qing, who was imprisoned for her opposition to an

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As the torchbearers of environmental activism, women from around the world have created profound changes that are helping to ensure a healthier planet for all living things. Whether it is Judi Bari, who was crippled by a car bomb because of her efforts to save California's ancient redwood forests; Dai Qing, who was imprisoned for her opposition to an environmentally destructive dam on China's Yangtze River; or Dr. Tatynana Artyomkina, who defied KGB threats and exposed health and environmental risks in the Soviet Union, women have put their lives on the line and persevered against daunting odds to restore and protect the environment.

Mary Joy Breton provides absorbing sketches of these and other women activists in the Americas, Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, and Asia. Breton interweaves her accounts with narrative on the ecological hazards that drove these women to spearhead various environmental campaigns, examining why and how they challenged, and often defeated, the power structures of government and industry.

Although these remarkable women come from various geographical regions and represent a wide range of economic, ethnic, and political backgrounds, they share insights, values, and a particular sensitivity to the Earth that led them to change the course of history. Their courageous efforts illuminate the crucial role of women in the environmental movement, and provide inspiration for a new generation of activists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555534264
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
03/09/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,136,703
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
Chapter 1Tree Huggers and Tree Planters3
Chapter 2First Lady of Environmental Science47
Chapter 3Early Municipal Housekeepers64
Chapter 4Whistle-Blowers under Fire72
Chapter 5The Tide of Women's Rage102
Chapter 6"Those Know-Nothing Housewives"116
Chapter 7Combatting Death by Ecocide142
Chapter 8Perseverance and Patience Pay Off161
Chapter 9Casting New Models186
Chapter 10Thinking Like a River237
Chapter 11Women and Wildlife255
Chapter 12Women and International Forums280
Afterword285
Notes287
Select Bibliography305
Index311

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Women Pioneers for the Environment 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Breton's hero worship gets in the way of searching out the facts. The books most glaring error comes to light in the section devoted to the late Judi Bari. The author uncritically gives a pass to Bari's own overinflated version of her own importance. Breton covers not a whit about the fact that Bari played out a role as a 'non-violent' forest activist while plotting the murder of her ex-husband. Poor scholarship on Breton's part.