Feminist Political Ecology : Global Issues and Local Experience

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-10-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Feminist Political Ecologyexplores the gendered relations of ecologies, economies and politics in communities as diverse as the rubbertappers in the rainforests of Brazil to activist groups fighting racism in New York City. Women are often at the center of these struggles, which concern local knowledge, everyday practice, rights to resources, sustainable development, environmental quality and social justice. This book bridges the gap between the academic and rural orientation of political ecology and the largely activist and urban focus of environmental justice movements.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Gender and Environment: A feminist political ecology perspectivep. 3
Out on the Front Lines but Still Struggling for Voice: Women in the rubber tappers' defense of the forest in Xapuri, Acre, Brazilp. 27
Feminist Politics and Environmental Justice: Women's community activism in West Harlem, New Yorkp. 62
Protecting the Environment Against State Policy in Austria: From women's participation in protest to new voices in parliamentp. 86
Spanish Women Against Industrial Waste: A gender perspective on environmental grassroots movementsp. 105
Gendered Visions for Survival: Semi-arid regions in Kenyap. 127
Developing and Dismantling Social Capital: Gender and resource management in the Philippinesp. 155
"Our Lives are No Different from that of Our Buffaloes": Agricultural change and gendered spaces in a central Himalayan valleyp. 180
Gendered Knowledge: Rights and Space in Two Zimbabwe Villages: Reflections on methods and findingsp. 211
From Forest Gardens to Tree Farms: Women, men, and timber in Zambrana-Chacuey, Dominican Republicp. 224
Where Kitchen and Laboratory Meet: The "tested food for Silesia" programp. 251
"Hysterical Housewives" and Other Mad Women: Grassroots environmental organizing in the United Statesp. 271
Feminist Political Ecology: Crosscutting themes, theoretical insights, policy implicationsp. 287
Notes on contributorsp. 308
Indexp. 314
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