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Staying alive: women, ecology and development

Author: Shiva, Vandana Publisher: Zed Books, 1989.Language: EnglishDescription: 234 p. : Ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780862328238Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Staying Alive Women, Ecology and Development Contents FOREWORD INTRODUCTION ix xiv Ch. 1 DEVELOPMENT, ECOLOGY AND WOMEN Development as a new project of western patriarchy -- Maldevelopment as the death of the feminine principle --Two kinds of growth, two kinds of productivity -- Two kinds of poverty 1 Ch. 2 SCIENCE, NATURE AND GENDER Modern science as patriarchy's project -- The violence of reductionism -- Profits, reductionism and violence -- Two kinds of facts -- Two kinds of rationality -- Modern science and ecological crises -- The naturalunnatural divide 14 Ch. 3 WOMEN IN NATURE Nature as the feminine principle -- Nature and women as producers of lift -- Gender ideology vs the recovery of the feminine principle 38 Ch. 4 WOMEN IN THE FOREST Aranyani: the forest as the feminine principle -- Colonialism and the evolution of masculinist fore-stry, -- The women of Cbipko -- Afforestation projects and reductionism --'Social' forestry and the 'miracle' tree -- The approaching tragedy of the commons -- The colonial heritage: commons as 'wasteland' -- Saving the soil, protecting the commons --Breeding 'supertrees' -- Recovering diversity, recovering the commons 55 Ch. 5 WOMEN IN THE FOOD CHAIN Green revolution a western paradigm -- The displacement of women from food production --Miracle seeds: breeding out the feminine principle --The myth of the miracle seeds -- The myth of high yields and food self-sufficiency -- From the green revolution to biotechnology -- Tbe deatb of soils Soil-building strategies of traditional agriculture -- Green revolution: a recipe for desertification -- Diseases of micronutrient deficiency and toxicity --Waterlogged and saline deserts -- Groundwater mining and tbe creation of dry deserts -- Respecting the rights of the soil -- Pesticides: poisoning the web of life -- The farce of improved varieties --Fostering pests witb pesticides -- Non-violent pest control: learning from nature, women and peasants -- Tbe violence of the wbite revolution -- Hybridisation as genetic violence -- Fragmentation of nature: integration of markets 96 Ch. 6 WOMEN AND THE VANISHING WATERS Tbe disappearing source -- Dams as violence to the river --Drilling deep and draining dry -- Women: the water experts 179 Ch. 7 TERRA MATER: RECLAIMING THE FEMININE PRINCIPLE 218

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