Main : climate change, ecology, human rights, non-fiction
215 x 137 mm
Dominant culture knowledge diminishes the knowledge and understanding of the powerless, and because knowledges of the powerless are regarded with contempt, the powerful are cut off from greater understanding. The powerful suffer from the syndrome of Dominant Culture Stupidities.
Looking for a new way forward, or a different explanation of what is currently happening? Susan Hawthorne challenges the universal endorsement of global western culture with her concept of biodiversity, arguing that biodiversity is a useful metaphor for understanding social, political, and economic relations in the globalised world of the twenty-first century. She provides a visionary outlook and proposes ways forward that emphasise social justice, multiversity and an ecologically-grounded feminist philosophy.
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'I am left with the thought that there can be no great change that is not preceded by grand vision. And this is the ultimate strength of Wild Politics.'Shira Tarrant, Journal of Intercultural Studies, USA
For anyone concerned with opposing these axes of oppression, the systematic critique presented in Wild Politics is invaluable. The book is written in a fluent and accessible style and offers a substantial bibliography. It is a book of interest not only to scholars but to activists. Because of its accessible synthesis of a vast amount of material concerning global economics, I would particularly recommend it for use in undergraduate women's studies units and in other programs involving feminist and ecofeminist approaches to economics and politics. I would hope that it would also reach other readers who would allow the evidence it offers to challenge and change their views.Anne Elvey, Research Associate in the Centre for Women's Studies and Gender Research at Monash University
'Wild Politics provides an inspiring antidote … by giving a feminist critique of our present world, an explanation of the structures that enable exploitation and an amazing range of actions by women, peasants, farmers, workers, everywhere who defy the globalization paradigm and connect to our common humanity and natural commons … This is the book I wish I had written myself.' Theresa Wolfwood, Our Paper, Canada
Table of Contents
Sydney, Milsons Point, 1926. Entire streets are being demolished for the building of the Harbour Bridge. Ellis Gilbey,...
The pathology of patriarchy, the idea that one group of people should control another—even own them, own even life...
For too long the global sex industry and its vested interests have dominated the prostitution debate repeating the same...
The great climate robbery provides valuable information about how the industrial food system causes climate change, how...