Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development by Vandana Shiva Paperback Book


Rent Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development

Author: Vandana Shiva

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Published: Mar 2016

Genre: Political Science - Public Policy - Environmental Policy

Retail Price: $14.95

Pages: 240


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.

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