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