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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1993-10-15
  • Publisher: Zed Books
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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 Togetherp. 1
Reductionism and Regeneration: A Crisis in Sciencep. 22
Feminist Research: Science, Violence and Responsibilityp. 36
The Myth of Catching-up Developmentp. 55
The Impoverishment of the Environment: Women and Children Lastp. 70
Who Made Nature Our Enemy?p. 91
Homeless in the 'Global Village'p. 98
Masculinization of the Motherlandp. 108
Women have no Fatherlandp. 116
White Man's Dilemma: His Search for What He Has Destroyedp. 132
Women's Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Conservationp. 164
New Reproductive Technologies: Sexist and Racist Implicationsp. 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 Womenp. 231
The Chipko Women's Concept of Freedomp. 246
Liberating the Consumerp. 251
Decolonizing the Northp. 264
People or population: Towards a New Ecology of Reproductionp. 277
The Need for a New Vision: the Subsistence Perspectivep. 297
Indexp. 325
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