Ecofeminism

Mies, Maria; Shiva, Vandana
Publisher:  Zed Books
Date Written:  15/10/1993
Year Published:  1993  
Pages:  336pp   ISBN:  9781856491563
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX18560

The authors argue that ecological destruction and industrial catastrophes constitute a direct threat to everyday life, the maintenance of which has been made the particular responsibility of women. In both industrialized societies and developing countries, the new wars the world is experiencing, violent ethnic chauvinisms and the malfunctioning of the economy also pose urgent questions for ecofeminists. Is there a relationship between patriarchal oppression and the destruction of nature in the name of profit and progress? How can women counter the violence inherent in these processes? Should they look to a link between the women's movement and other social movements?

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