Staying Alive

Author : Vandana Shiva
ISBN : 9781623170523
Genre : Political Science
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Inspired by women’s struggles for the protection of nature as a condition for human survival, award-winning environmentalist Vandana Shiva shows how ecological destruction and the marginalization of women are not inevitable, economically or scientifically. She argues that “maldevelopment”—the violation of the integrity of organic, interconnected, and interdependent systems that sets in motion a process of exploitation, inequality, and injustice—is dragging the world down a path of self-destruction, threatening survival itself. Shiva articulates how rural Indian women experience and perceive ecological destruction and its causes, and how they have conceived and initiated processes to arrest the destruction of nature and begin its regeneration. Focusing on science and development as patriarchal projects, Staying Alive is a powerfully relevant book that positions women not solely as survivors of the crisis, but as the source of crucial insights and visions to guide our struggle. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Political Science

Staying Alive

Author : Vandana Shiva
ISBN : 1876756160
Genre : Environmental policy
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A new release of Vandana Shiva's classic with a new introduction. Shiva links the violation of nature with the violation and marginalisation of women in the Third World by examining the position of women in relation to nature - the forests, the food chain and water supplies. She shows how science, technology and politics, along with the workings of the economy itself, are inherently exploitative. Every area of human activity marginalises and burdens both women and nature. Shiva suggests that there is only one path to survival and liberation for nature, women and men: the ecological path of harmony, sustainability and diversity. She explores the unique place of women in the environment of India in particular, both as its saviours and as victims of maldevelopment. Her analysis is an innovative statement of the challenge that women in ecology movements are creating and she shows how their efforts constitute a non-violent and humanly inclusive alternative to the dominant paradigm of contemporary scientific and development thought.
Category: Environmental policy

Monocultures Of The Mind

Author : Vandana Shiva
ISBN : 1856492184
Genre : Business & Economics
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Vandana Shiva has established herself as a leading independent thinker and voice for the South in that critically important nexus where questions of development strategy, the environment and the posititon of women in society coincide. In this new volume, she brings together her thinking on the protection of biodiversity, the implications of biotechnology, and the consequences for agriculture of the global pre-eminence of Western-style scientific knowledge.In lucid and accessible fashion, she examines the current threats to the planet's biodiversity and the environmental and human consequences of its erosion and replacement by monocultural production. She shows how the new Biodiversity Convention has been gravely undermined by a mixture of diplomatic dilution during the process of negotiation and Northern hi-tech interests making money out of the new biotechnologies. She explains what these technologies involve and gives examples of their impact in practice. She questions their claims to improving natural species for the good of all and highlights the ethical and environmental problems posed.Underlying her arguments is the view that the North's particular approach to scientific understanding has led to a system of monoculture in agriculture - a model that is not being foisted on the South, displacing its societies' ecologically sounder, indigenous and age-old experiences of truly sustainable food cultivation, forest management and animal husbandry. This rapidly accelerating process of technology and system transfer is impoverishing huge numbers of people, disrupting the social systems that provide them with security and dignity, and will ultimately result in a sterile planet in both North and South, In a policy intervention of potentially great significance, she calls instead for a halt, at international as well as local level, to the aid and market incentives to both large-scale destruction of habitats where biodiversity thrives and the introduction of centralised, homogenous systems of cultivation.
Category: Business & Economics

Heimkehr In Ein Fremdes Land

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9783104034621
Genre : Fiction
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Chinua Achebe - der zweite Band seiner »Afrikanischen Trilogie« ›Heimkehr in ein fremdes Land‹ folgt auf ›Alles zerfällt‹ und bildet den zweiten Band der »Afrikanischen Trilogie«. - Obi Okwonkwo, der Enkel des Helden aus ›Alles zerfällt‹, verlässt sein Dorf mit Unterstützung aller, um, britisch erzogen, einmal als Politiker für sie einzustehen. Doch er enttäuscht alle. Achebes Roman über ein Leben, das nicht gelingen kann. »Da war ein Autor mit dem Namen Chinua Achebe, in dessen Gesellschaft die Gefängnismauern einstürzten.« Nelson Mandela über die Bücher, die er im Gefängnis gelesen hatte
Category: Fiction

The Violence Of Green Revolution

Author : Vandana Shiva
ISBN : 0862329655
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Green Revolution is often touted as being one of independent India's most outstanding achievements. But behind the widely broadcast images of full granaries and an explorable gain surplus lies a grim tale of environmental and social carnage. In this book, already a classic, Vandana shiva, examines the impact of the Green Revolution in the state of Punjab. She documents the destruction of genetic diversity and soil fertility that resulted from the Green Revolution in the State, and also shows how the acute social and political conflicts that eventually emerged tore Punjab apart and continue to simmer. As India gets hopelessly mired in the brave new world of modern agriculture with its interactable problems, this book constitutes a warning about the horrors that lie ahead. It should spur the thoughtful and the concerned towards greater efforts in developing a workable, humane alternative.
Category: Business & Economics

Wie Im Westen So Auf Erden

Author : Wolfgang Sachs
ISBN : 3499163438
Genre : Economic development
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Category: Economic development

Biodiversity

Author : Vandana Shiva
ISBN : 1856490548
Genre : Business & Economics
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Category: Business & Economics

Environmental Protection Law And Policy

Author : Jane Holder
ISBN : 1139463381
Genre : Law
File Size : 31.96 MB
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This 2007 book examines environmental law from a range of perspectives, emphasising the policy world from which environmental law is drawn and nourished. Those working within the discipline of environmental law need to engage with concepts and methods employed by disciplines other than law. The authors analyse the ways in which legal activities are supported and legitimated by work in traditional scientific or technical domains, as well as by certain more obscure but also influential cultural or philosophical assumptions. A range of regulatory techniques is explored in this book, through a close examination of both pollution control and land use. The highly complex nature of current environmental problems, demanding sophisticated and responsive legal controls, is illustrated by several in-depth case studies, including legal and policy analysis of the highly contested issues of genetically modified organisms and renewable energy projects.
Category: Law

Routledge International Encyclopedia Of Women

Author : Cheris Kramarae
ISBN : 9781135963156
Genre : Reference
File Size : 20.45 MB
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Category: Reference