Ecofeminism

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by Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva

Zed Books

2014, paperback, 2nd edition

SKU: 9781780325637

 

In this influential book, two of Zed's best known authors - one an economist, the other a physicist and philosopher - come together on a controversial environmental agenda to argue that ecological destruction constitutes a direct threat to the reproduction of everyday life, which historically has been the responsibility of women. Ecofeminism critiques prevailing economic theories, conventional concepts of women's emancipation, the myth of 'catching up' development, the philosophical foundations of modern science, and the omission of ethics when discussing topics such as reproductive technology and biotechnology.

With a foreward by Ariel Salleh.

Vandana Shiva is an Indian environmental activist and anti-globalization author. She has received honors around the world for her work. She 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), Biopiracy (1997) and Stolen Harvest (2001).

Maria Mies is a Professor of Sociology in Cologne, Germany, and author of several feminist books, including Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale.