9780745333762

Making Peace with the Earth

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  • ISBN13:

    9780745333762

  • ISBN10:

    0745333761

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-03-26
  • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS

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Summary

In this compelling and rigorously documented exposition, Vandana Shiva demolishes the myths propagated by corporate globalization in its pursuit of profit and power, and reveals its devastating environmental impact.

Shiva argues that consumerism lubricates the war against the earth and that corporate control violates all ethical and ecological limits. She takes the reader on a journey through the world's devastated eco-landscape, one of genetic engineering, industrial development, agribusiness and land-grabs in Africa, Asia and South America. She concludes that exploitation of this order is incurring an ecological and economic debt that is utterly unsustainable.

Making Peace with the Earth boldly makes the claim that a paradigm shift to earth-centered politics and economics is our only chance of survival, envisioning how collective resistance to corporate exploitation can open the way to a new environmentalism.

Author Biography

Vandana Shiva was one of India's leading physicists and is now a leading environmental campaigner, the winner of the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize and the author of several books, including Soil not Oil (2008), Earth Democracy (2005) and Stolen Harvest (2001).

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsPART I: WARS AGAINST THE EARTH1. Eco-Apartheid as War2. The Great Land-Grab3. Water Wars and Water Peace4. Climate Wars and Climate Peace5. Forest Wars and Forest PeacePART II: FOOD WARS: FOOD CRISES, FOOD JUSTICE, FOOD PEACE6. Hunger by Design7. Seed Wars as Wars Against the Earth8. Hunger via Corporate-Controlled TradeConclusion/Beyond Growth: Making Peace with the Earth

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