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I just can t get into this radical scientific stance Even though I sympathize and believe in feminism and sustainability and spirituality , my intuition says there s something wrong here Black and white feminism As another reviewer on Goodreads wrote, it s written in academese oppression speak There s a story out there where a woman works hard to sweep and keep her house clean And then a vacuum cleaner factory stations itself in the town, and all the women buy a vacuum cleaner after all, they re so much effective Yet the factory causes so much smoke and dust to settle on the floor that it takes twice as much effort for the woman to keep her floors clean.That s what s been happening in India for nearly the past century More and dams are being built, businesses are reliant upon the forests, and in creating opportunities for work and capitalism, they displace entire villages, separating families from the life sources that are water and foliage And, of course, this isn t to mention the fact that the climate is changing and that much has changed in the past 30 years Women have physically put their bodies on the line while men have allowed themselves to be corrupt, gaining extra food and money while existing in a society that doesn t need extra food or mainstream money Women are the ones doing most of the hard labor on farms and crops, and are the ones doing most of the labor indoors And yet they are the ones being affected the most health problems are on the rise for both them and their children both in and out of utero But where are the men Hopeful that development will lead to progress though Shiva s book argues that progress isn t linear, and that developmental progress is not progressive for those who are most affected by it Staying Alive is a hugely informative book written by one of the most well known land justice advocates out there If you re searching for a place to begin on this topic, this would be it Though this isn t exactly an easy read, it s a hugely important one that I urge all of my peers to read.Review cross listed here [Download Epub] ⚈ Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development ♓ Vandana Shiva Is One Of The World S Most Prominent Radical Scientists In Staying Alive She Defines The Links Between Ecological Crises, Colonialism, And The Oppression Of Women It Is A Scholarly And Polemical Plea For The Rediscovery Of The Feminine Principle In Human Interaction With The Natural World, Not As A Gender Based Quality, Rather An Organizing Principle, A Way Of Seeing The World The Guardian In This Pioneering Work, Vandana Shiva Looks At The History Of Development And Progress, Stripping Away The Neutral Language Of Science To Reveal Third World Development Policy As The Global Twin Of The Industrial Revolution As Shiva Makes Clear, The Way This Development Paradigm Is Being Implemented Through Violence Against Nature And Women Threatens Survival Itself She Focuses On How Rural Indian Women Experience And Perceive The Causes And Effects Of Ecological Destruction, And How They Conceive Of And Initiate Processes To Stop The Destruction And Begin Regeneration As The World Continues To Follow Destructive Paths Of Development, Shiva S Staying Alive Is A Fiercely Relevant Book That Positions Women Not Solely As Survivors Of The Crisis, But As The Source Of Crucial Insights And Visions To Guide Our Struggle Vandana Shiva Is The Author Of Many Books, Including Staying Alive, Earth Democracy, And Soil Not Oil She Is A Leader In The International Forum On Globalization IFG And The Slow Food Movement This is a great book I ve been thinking about the forest and science and sustainable life I want to study the science she calls the ecological or feminine principal and avoid reductionist science that forgets everything is connected Some sections I highlighted while reading The recovery of the feminine principle allows a transcendance and transformation of these patriarchal foundations of maldevelopment It allows a redefinition of growth and productivity as categories linked to the production, not the destruction, of life It is thus simultaneously an ecological and a feminist political project which legitimises the way of knowing and being that create wealth by enhancing life and diversity, and which deligitimises the knowledge and practise of a culture of death as the basis for capital accumulation 13 If we are not willing to try and see the favoured intellectual structures and practises of science as cultural artifacts rather than as sacred commandments handed down to humanity at the birth of modern science, then it will be hard to understand how gender symbolism, the gendered social structure of science, and the masculine identities and behaviours of individual scientists have left their marks on the problematics, concepts, theories, interpretation, ethics, meanings and goals of science 37 The experience of these powerful women also needs to be shared to remind us we are not alone, and that we do not take the first steps others have walked before us 67 The healing and recovery of soils will not emerge by continuing to cling to the market as an organising principle for agriculture Recover lies in rediscovering natural ways of renewal and learning, once again, to see that the soil has a right to a share of her produce in order to renew herself Respecting that right is critical to satisfying our needs 152 why should development mean participating in the global market at all what ever is wrong with producing and feeding on millet, wearing natural fibers like linen jute, and living in mud huts survival development i am not sarcastic, i really am dealing with these questions i was on the other end of the spectrum for so long i got educated, i guess. One of Cambridge Sustainability s Top 50 Books for Sustainability, as voted for by our alumni network of over 3,000 senior leaders from around the world To find out , click here.An unusual yet compelling mixure of Hindu mythology and scientific data, this book traces the historical and conceptual roots of development as a project of gender ideology, and analyses how the particular economic assumptions of Western patriarchy, aimed exclusively at profits, have subjugated the humane assumptions of economics as the provision of sustenance This has made for a crisis of poverty rooted in ecological devastation. I picked up this book because I m really interested in understanding about ideas of imposed development versus poverty how poverty is defined and perceived and how true poverty is caused often by the proposed solutions to it I m interested in the way Shiva sees the issues as gendered It is useful to separate a cultural conception of subsistence living as poverty from the material experience of poverty that is a result of dispossession and deprivation Culturally perceived poverty need not be real material poverty Yet the ideology of development declares them so because they do not participate overwhelmingly in the market economy, and do not consume commodities produced for a distributed through the market even though they might be satisfying those needs through self provisioning mechanisms The economic system based on the patriarchal concept of productivity was created for the very specific historical and political phenomenon of colonialism. A solid introduction to ecofeminism in particular and Shiva s brand of anti globalization agroecology generally although Earth Democracy provides of an entry level critique As with most work of this nature, I think this book needs some serious parsing as in, it s written in academese oppression speak, and needs to be understood as such but it contains some key insights about the gendering of science and related issues. This book talks about the struggling of Indian Women to make the contra mainstream of developmentalism which endangered the ecology in india Chipko s women are the model for this struggling They used their local wisdom to maintain the nature Shiva started from the concept of developmentalism which came from Truman s statement about the prosperity of the first world spreaded to the third world Shiva saw the negative impacts of the western hegemony especially in ideal concept of development for eastern One of the worst impacts was the degeneration of the nature. Agriculture based on diversity, decentralization, and improving small farm productivity through ecological methods is a woman centered, nature friendly agricultureknowledge is shared.Other species and plants are kin, not property pxivThe violence intrinsic to the destruction of diversity through monocultures, and the destruction of the freedom to save and exchange seeds through IPR monopolies, is inconsistent with womens diverse, non violent ways of knowing nature and providing food security pxvOver the past decade, through new property rights and new technologies, corporations have hijaked the diversity of life on earth and peoples indigenous innovation pxixThe globalized industrial food system is creating hunger.farmers are being pushed into growing cash crops for export pxxiivThe act of living and of celebrating and conserving life in all its diversity in people and in nature seems to have been sacrificed to progress, and the sanctity of life has been substituted by the sanctity of science and development pxxixWith the destruction of forests, water and land, we are losing our life support systems This destruction is taking place in the name of development and progress, but there must be something seriously wrong with a concept of progress that threatens survivalpxxxiAnd these quotes are just from the introduction to a new 2010 edition of this 1988 classic.If you at all doubt any of these statements, and or if you need statistics to convince you of their truth and gravity, read this book It is full of tables of reference, and VS is thorough and very knowledgeable and convincing.If you already realize the relevance of her arguments,by all means, find something to do about it.