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Subtitle: Moving Beyond the 'Green Economy'
Author/Editor: Wendy Harcourt,Ingrid L. Nelson
New Pb 336 pp.
Subject: Politics,Gender & Sexuality,Environment & Ecology,Development
Condition: Good

Destined to transform its field, this volume features some of the most exciting feminist scholars and activists working within feminist political ecology, including Giovanna Di Chiro, Dianne Rocheleau, Catherine Walsh and Christa Wichterich. Offering a collective critique of the ‘green economy’, it features the latest analyses of the post-Rio+20 debates alongside a nuanced reading of the impact of the current ecological and economic crises on women as well as their communities and ecologies.

This new, politically timely and engaging text puts feminist political ecology back on the map.



'Moving beyond narratives of eco-hero/ines to nuanced explorations of identity, activism, and the complexity of environmental justice in the lived world, this collection represents a high-water mark in the new feminist political ecology.'
Joni Seager, author of Earth Follies and Carson's Silent Spring

'This outstanding volume at last brings us a much-awaited sequel to the highly acclaimed Feminist Political Ecology. It illustrates like no other book I know the unprecedented coalitions being pioneered by women in regions across the world.'
Arturo Escobar, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

‘This wonderful book brings vital counter-visions and practices to today’s debates about the green economy and sustainable development. This should be required reading for all concerned with the troubling future of humanity on our planet.’
Melissa Leach, University of Sussex

Table of Contents

Figures | Acknowledgements

Introduction: are we ‘green’ yet? And the violence of asking
such a question
Wendy Harcourt and Ingrid L. Nelson

SECTION ONE Positioning feminist political ecology

1 A situated view of feminist political ecology from my networks,
roots and territories
Dianne Rocheleau

2 Contesting green growth, connecting care, commons and
Christa Wichterich

3 Life, nature and gender otherwise: feminist reflections and
provocations from the Andes
Catherine Walsh

SECTION TWO Rethinking feminist political ecology

4 Feminist political ecology and the (un)making of ‘heroes’:
encounters in Mozambique
Ingrid L. Nelson

5 Hegemonic waters and rethinking natures otherwise
Leila M. Harris

6 Challenging the romance with resilience: communities, scale
and climate change
Andrea J. Nightingale

SECTION THREE Living feminist political ecology

7 A new spelling of sustainability: engaging feminist-environmental
justice theory and practice
Giovanna Di Chiro

8 The slips and slides of trying to live feminist political ecology
Wendy Harcourt

9 Knowledge about, knowledge with: dilemmas of researching
lives, nature and genders otherwise
Larissa Barbosa da Costa, Rosalba Icaza and Angélica María
Ocampo Talero

10 World-wise otherwise stories for our endtimes: conversations
on queer ecologies
Wendy Harcourt, Sacha Knox and Tara Tabassi


About the Editors

Wendy Harcourt is associate professor at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University. She was editor-in-chief of the journal Development from 1995 to 2012 and during that period published five books, including Women and Politics of Place with Arturo Escobar (Kumarian Press, 2005). Her monograph Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development (Zed Books, 2009) received the 2010 Feminist and Women’s Studies Association’s Prize. She is currently completing three books on transnational feminism, embodiment and civic change, and gender and development, and is editor of the book series Gender, Development and Social Change.

Ingrid L. Nelson is assistant professor in the Department of Geography and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Vermont. She completed her PhD in geography and a graduate certificate in women’s and gender studies from the University of Oregon. Her research in Mozambique examines masculinities, class and gender dynamics in forest conservation; afforestation ‘land grabs’; and illegal timber trade contexts. She is currently preparing a monograph focused on the practices and rumours that make forest landscapes in Mozambique. Beyond academia, she contributed to the Women’s Major Group submission for the ‘zero draft’ document, leading up to Rio+20.

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