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Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice : Women Write Political Ecology

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As the twenty-first century faces a crisis of democracy and sustainability, this book brings women academics and alternative globalisation activists into conversation.Through studies of global neoliberalism, ecological debt, climate change, and the ongoing devaluation of reproductive and subsistence labour, these uncompromising essays by women thinkers expose the limits of current scholarship in political economy, ecological economics, and sustainability science.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 136 x 214 x 22mm | 439.98g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745328636
  • 9780745328638
  • 754,860

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'These new and incisive perspectives put forth a transformative agenda for global justice. And in doing so, the collection draws all of us -- activists and academics alike -- closer to a common political denominator in the search for a true alternative to globalisation' -- Lim Li Ching, leading international biodiversity activist, Third World Network, Kuala Lumpur 'People are much more than the atomised units of neoclassical and environmental economics. Economic and ecological practices conducted by women and other marginalised groupings must be recognised as a source of new theoretical understandings, critical for social and environmental justice to be achieved' -- Peter Dickens, Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge; author of the award winning book Society & Nature (Polity, 2004) 'By far and away the best collection of ecological feminist writing I have found' -- Richard Norgaard, Professor of Energy and Resources, University of California at Berkeley 'The Eco-Sufficiency anthology based on the diversity and pluralism of perspectives inspired by ecofeminism is a must read for anyone searching for alternatives' -- Vandana Shiva, Director of the Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology, New Delhi; author, activist, and winner of the Alternative Nobel Prizeshow more

About Ariel Salleh

Ariel Salleh's ideas are widely debated in ecopolitics and environmental ethics. She is currently a researcher in Political Economy at the University of Sydney and a co-editor of Capitalism Nature Socialism. A seasoned activist, she has held academic appointments at New York University, the Institute of Women's Studies, Manila, and the University of Western Sydney. She is the author of Ecofeminism as Politics (1997). AUTHORS: Peggy Antrobus; co-founder and coordinator of DAWN (network of women scholars and activist from the economic South) Zohl de Ishtar: activist and researcher at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. Nalini Nayak: director of the Self Employed Women's Association, India. Terisa Turner: co-director International Oil Working Group. Marilyn Waring: former Member of the New Zealand Parliament.show more

Table of contents

Ecological Debt: Embodied Debt by Ariel Salleh PART I - HISTORIES 1. The Devaluation of Women's Labour by Silvia Federici Who is the 'He' of He Who Decides in Economic Discourse? by Ewa Charkiewicz 2. The Diversity Matrix: Relationship and Complexity by Susan Hawthorne PART II - MATTER 3. Development for Some is Violence for Others by Nalini Nayak 4. Nuclearised Bodies and Militarised Space by Zohl de Ishtar 5. Women and Deliberative Water Management by Andrea Moraes and Ellie Perkins PART III - GOVERNANCE 6. Mainstreaming Trade and Millennium Development Goals? by Gig Francisco and Peggy Antrobus 7. Policy and the Measure of Woman by Marilyn Waring 8. Feminist Ecological Economics in Theory and Practice by Sabine U. O'Hara PART IV - ENERGY 9. Who Pays for Kyoto Protocol? Selling Oxygen and Selling Sex by Ana Isla 10. How Global Warming is Gendered by Meike Spitzner 11. Women and the Abuja Declaration for Energy Sovereignty by Leigh Brownhill and Terisa E. Turner PART V - MOVEMENT 12. Ecofeminist Political Economy and the Politics of Money by Mary Mellor 13. Saving Women: Saving the Commons by Leo Podlashuc 14. From Eco-Sufficiency to Global Justice by Ariel Salleh Indexshow more

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