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ISBN10: 0862328233
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Examining the position of women in relation to nature — the forests, the food chain and water supplies — the author links the violaation of nature with the violation and marginalization of women in the Third World. One result is that the impact of science, technology and politics, along with the workings of the economy itself, are inherently exploitative. Every area of human activity marginalizes and burdens both women and nature.

There is only one path, Vandana Shiva suggests, to survival and liberation for nature, women and men, and that is 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.

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"Staying Alive is a woman's book — inspiring, gripping, compassionate, unflinching. A family story, an exquisitely drawn portrait of a mother and daughter, and the story of a woman's courageous decision to free herself from a history of breast cancer. I could not put it down." Carol Gilligan, author of The Birth of Pleasure

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Janet Reibstein's mother and two aunts grew up in New Jersey amid a close-knit, extended Jewish family set apart only by a genetic propensity for breast cancer. Over fifty years, the disease claims Janet's two aunts, then her mother, then a cousin. Finally Janet must face the far-reaching decision of whether to undergo a preemptive mastectomy herself.

A history of the disease in America as well as a story of sisters, mothers and daughters, and the men who love them, Staying Alive is ultimately a tale of extraordinary strength and of the power of love in survival.

About the Author

Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental thinker and campaigner. A former physicist, feminist and philosopher, she is prominent in citizens' actions against environmental destruction, and critical of the latest agricultural and genetic engineering technologies and the giant corporations which control them. A leader in the International Forum on Globalization along with Ralph Nader and Jeremy Rifkin, Vandana Shiva won the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (the Right Livelihood Award) in 1993, and the Earth Day Award. In India she is Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology. She is also the founder of Bija Vidyapeeth which offers conference and seminar facilities in an ambiance which reinvigorates our vital link with Nature at the Navdanya Biodiversity Conservation and Agroecology Farm in the foothills of the Himalayas.

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manishdubey535, October 9, 2014 (view all comments by manishdubey535)
This book is not only a book from an ecologist, i think its a book from a mother's side to her children who knew about his mother but not about her feelings. Its a convincing piece about mother/nature and her sacrifices for her children. Vandana also shows ways to realize motherhood of nature.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780862328238
Subtitle:
Women, Ecology and Development
Author:
Shiva, Vandana
Publisher:
Zed Books
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
India
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
City Planning & Urban Development
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Women in development
Subject:
Patriarchy
Subject:
India Social policy.
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Political Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminist theory
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
29 n1
Publication Date:
19890115
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 240 pages Zed Books - English 9780862328238 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Staying Alive is a woman's book — inspiring, gripping, compassionate, unflinching. A family story, an exquisitely drawn portrait of a mother and daughter, and the story of a woman's courageous decision to free herself from a history of breast cancer. I could not put it down."
"Synopsis" by , Janet Reibstein's mother and two aunts grew up in New Jersey amid a close-knit, extended Jewish family set apart only by a genetic propensity for breast cancer. Over fifty years, the disease claims Janet's two aunts, then her mother, then a cousin. Finally Janet must face the far-reaching decision of whether to undergo a preemptive mastectomy herself.

A history of the disease in America as well as a story of sisters, mothers and daughters, and the men who love them, Staying Alive is ultimately a tale of extraordinary strength and of the power of love in survival.

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