Eco-Sufficiency and Global Justice

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 attempts to bring 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 internationally distinguished women thinkers expose the limits of current scholarship in political economy, ecological economics, and sustainability science. The book introduces groundbreaking theoretical concepts for talking about humanity-nature links and will be a challenging read for activists and for students of political economy, environmental ethics, global studies, sociology, women's studies, and critical geography.show more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 142.24 x 215.9 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745328644
  • 9780745328645

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

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In these times of multiple crises and breakdowns, no one dimensional reductionist framework will show a way out. 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 Prize These essays on grassroots struggles over labour, MDGs, or Kyoto, reveal the workings of a sustaining 'meta-industrial' economy. To help political ecologists and ecological economists take this into their analyses ... We will revamp institutions and theories founded on dominance and competition. 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 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) 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 globalization. -- Lim Li Ching, leading international biodiversity activist, Third World Network, Kuala Lumpurshow more

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