Author/Editor: Maria Mies

Biography
Maria Mies
MARIA MIES is a German feminist and activist scholar who lives in Cologne. She is the author of numerous groundbreaking works on women and globalisation. She has worked at the Goethe Institute in India, conducted fieldwork in Andhra Pradesh and was the founding director of the Masters in Women and Development at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague in the Netherlands. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) in Cologne.

She has always combined activism and scholarship and was central to establishing the first shelter for battered women in Cologne. Maria Mies has been involved in resistance to genetic engineering and reproductive technologies, the fight against the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), against the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) and on issues of food security, all fundamental components of corporate globalisation. She is known around the world for the concept of ‘housewifisation’ and her writings on ecofeminism.

Other books by Maria Mies: Indian Women and Patriarchy (1980) Feminism in Europe: Liberal and Socialist Strategies 1789–1919 (1981) National Liberation and Women’s Liberation (1982, with Rhoda Reddock) Fighting on Two Fronts. Women’s Struggles and Research (1982) Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale: Women in the International Division of Labour (1986/1999) Women: The Last Colony (1988, with Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen and Claudia von Werlhof) Ecofeminism (1993, with Vandana Shiva) The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalised Economy (1999, with Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen)

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13 Oct 2010 Maria Mies on 'the good life'

Maria Mies in conversation with Phillip Adams on post-war Germany, cross-cultural love affairs, introductions to Marxism and how gardening is a means to 'the good life': Late Night Live.



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