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ISBN: 9781876756710
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210 x 135 mm
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Eco-sufficiency and Global Justice: Women Write Political Ecology
Ariel Salleh (ed.)

As the twenty-first century faces a crisis of democracy and sustainability, this book brings academics and alternative globalisation activists into discussion. Through studies of global neoliberalism, ecological debt, climate change, and the ongoing devaluation of reproductive and subsistence labour, these uncompromising essays by internationally distinguished women thinkers expose the limits of current scholarship in political economy, ecological economics, and sustainability science. With in-depth analyses of climate change, MDGs, financial meltdown, and new theoretical concepts for understanding humanity-nature links, this books is essential reading for students of political economy, ethics, global studies, sociology, women's studies, geography and environmental science.

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Ben Courtice, BCC: Green Socialist

[Eco-sufficiency] engages theory and practice, drawing inspiration from the many indigenous, peasant, worker, ecological and women's movements challenging the economic dimensions of oppression.

Joy Paton, Journal of Australian Political Economy

With the conceptual rethinking that goes into the various chapters of this book comes a new vocabulary, including such terms as embodied debt, meta-industrial labor, eco-sufficiency, toxic immiseration, and metabolic value... In places both academic and activist in tone, this volume bears witness to the reshaping of disciplines such as economics and political science. It offers substantial critique of Marxist doctrines, appropriation of Foucault, and engagement with influential environmental economists such as Herman Daly in order to respond to the current crisis of the environment through thinking more inclusive of cultural 'others', including women.

Bonnie Kime Scott, Australian Women's Book Review

Table of Contents

1 - Ecological Debt : Embodied Debt
Ariel Salleh

Extract: Veronika Bennholdt Thomsen and Maria Mies,
The Subsistence Perspective

2 - The Devaluation of Women's Labour
Silvia Federici

3 - Who is the ‘He' of He Who Decides in Economic Discourse?
Ewa Charkiewicz

4 - The Diversity Matrix: Relationship and Complexity
Susan Hawthorne

Extract: Carolyn Merchant, Earthcare

5 - Development for Some is Violence for Others
Nalini Nayak

6 - Nuclearised Bodies and Militarised Space
Zohl de Ishtar

7 - Women and Deliberative Water Management
Andrea Moraes and Ellie Perkins

Extract: Hilkka Pietila, 'Ontological Presuppositions'

8 - Mainstreaming Trade and Millennium Development Goals?
Gig Francisco and Peggy Antrobus

9 - Policy and the Measure of Woman
Marilyn Waring

10 - Feminist Ecological Economics in Theory and Practice
Sabine U. O'Hara

Extract: Teresa Brennan, Exhausting Modernity

11 - Who Pays for Kyoto Protocol? Selling Oxygen and Selling Sex
Ana Isla

12 - How Global Warming is Gendered
Meike Spitzner

13 - Women and the Abuja Declaration for Energy Sovereignty
Leigh Brownhill and Terisa E. Turner

Extract: Vandana Shiva, Earth Democracy

14 Ecofeminist Political Economy and the Politics of Money
Mary Mellor

15 - Saving Women: Saving the Commons
Leo Podlashuc

16 - From Eco-Sufficiency to Global Justice
Ariel Salleh

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