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Two of Zed's best-known authors, one an economist, the other a physicist and philosopher, come together in this book on a controversial environmental agenda. Using interview material, they bring together women's perspectives from North and South on environmental deterioration and develop and new way of approaching this body of knowledge which is at once practical and philo ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published October 15th 1993 by Zed Books (first published September 27th 1993)
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Dec 04, 2013 Tinea rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Tinea by: "Globalized Sexualities" class
The problem with reading seminal works late in your study of a subject is that the ideas presented in the original are not only old news, but the ideas themselves have been critiqued and reworked so much over time that the original revolutionary work appears clumsy, dull, and oftentimes misguided.

I didn't read all the chapters in this book and may spend some more time on it later, but overall I was uninspired. Shiva and Mies fail to make a biting case for what distinguishes ecofeminism from envi
I keep wavering between 4 and 5 stars. (When is goodreads going to add that 1/2 star option?!)

Undoubtedly, a very important book.

I do think it loses steam during the second half. The first chapters and sections were where they pulled all their big punches - their great joint introduction, Shiva's criticism of the classical scientific paradigm, Mies' brilliant analysis of "catching-up" development. I was less excited about Mies' discussion regarding reproductive technologies, which felt less rel
Actually, saya baca ini karena tuntutan bikin skripsi. Tapi by the way, buku ini bagus buat pemula supaya bisa lihat ecofeminism itu dari dua pandangan Barat dan Timur ataupun Utara dan Selatan. Anyway thanks to Vandana Shiva dan Maria Mies untuk pencerahannya, ;)
Ryan Mishap
You. read. Now.

Why the co-author, Vandana Shiva isn't listed in this heading, I have no idea. Smacks of some problem, there.

Anyway, this is an awesome introduction to eco-feminism that avoids the new age crap of other anthologies and introductions. This is telling it straight, from an anarchist feminist from Germany and an indigenous activist from India. The global north-south perspectives provide a more rounded and view from the bottom-up than most eco-feminist books that tend to come solely fr
Recently I have read several books about Ecofeminism and this one has by far been my favorite. The book is a joint effort by Mies and Shiva, a Western and an Eastern, and I find the collaboration of this differing world views as essential to the book's attempt to present a whole picture of the issues within Ecofeminism.
I read this when I took a class in 'Women and Politics'. The book was inspiring. Ecofeminism is amazing, especially because this book encompass not just a typical 'European/American/White' female perspective, but also more global with various issues related to politics and environment.
In all honesty, this did not make a cohesive, comprehensive, compelling, convincing argument for ecofeminism - it was not well-enough written for that. But so many of the ideas were amazing, and, more importantly, genuinely new to me, that I have to say that I loved it.
While the theories in this book are great and the women behind it are inspiring, I found this book very hard to read and much more academic than enjoyable.
Tim Phan-Nguyen
A very prophetic, insightful, and relevant classic. It has helped shape my views as they are today. Highly recommended for open and inquisitive minds.
There are some redundancies in this book as well as in Staying Alive, but, overall, this is a thought provoking piece on ecofeminism.
Nov 11, 2008 Antonia rated it 5 of 5 stars
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a common thread of decency woven through formidable intellect is truly inspiring.
Mar 02, 2009 Yoan added it
ini adalah sebuah pemikiran baru bagi gerakan feminism.

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missy ward-lambert
Completely brilliant.
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