""Feminist Political Ecology is a substantial portion, and a good value for the money, for those interested in an intellectual meal from an environmental studies menu."
-" Africa Today 45, no 1, 1998
..." this collection is a timely development in political ecology and feminist theories. It is ... well worth recommending to students ... as a course text."
-"Journal of Political Ecology
From the Back Cover
Feminist Political Ecology explores the gendered relations of ecologies, economies, and politics in communities as diverse as the rubber tappers in the rainforests of Brazil and activist groups fighting environmental racism in New York City. Environmental struggles occur throughout the world from industrial to agrarian societies. Women are often at the centre of these struggles concerning local knowledge, everyday practice, rights to resources, sustainable development, environmental quality, and social justice. This book bridges the gap between the academic and rural orientation of political ecology and the largely activist and urban focus of environmental justice movements. It aims to bring together the theoretical frameworks of feminist analysis with the specificities of women's activism and experiences around the world.