Author/Editor: Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen, Nicholas Faraclas & Claudia von Werlhof


Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen is Director of the Institute of the Theory and Practice of Subsistence (ITPS) at Bielefeld, Germany. She is a visiting professor at the University for Soil Culture in Vienna, Austria. She has undertaken research in Mexico and Germany, specifically on Sustainable Regional Economics in East Westphalia. Her publications include work on Women's Studies, Peasant Studies, Social Anthropology and the matriarchal community of Jucitan, Mexico.

Nicholas Faraclas is a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Papua New Guinea. He has a PhD from the University of Californa, Berkeley. He teaches and researches in popular education and theoretical, descriptive and applied linguistics. He is involved in community-based literacy activites in Latin America, Africa and the South Pacific and works with Indigenous organisations in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, West Papua, Bourgainville and Kanaky (New Caledonia).

Claudia von Werlof is Professor at the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Innsbruck, Austria. When lecturing at the University of Bielefeld she undertook field research in Central America and Venezuela on the international division of labour, women, under-development and agriculture. Her theoretical work is concerned with feminist theory of society, patriarchy and technology; social movements; and ecofeminism. She is an activist against the Free Trade.

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