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Contours of Feminist Political Ecology

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Sets out the contours of feminist political ecology

  • Covers topics that range from climate change and extractivism with a Foreword by Professor Lyla Mehta

  • Reflects on a collective learning process

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.

Part of the book series: Gender, Development and Social Change (GDSC)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. Sketching Out the Contours

    • Ana Agostino, Rebecca Elmhirst, Marlene Gómez, Wendy Harcourt, Panagiota Kotsila
    Pages 1-18Open Access
  3. Untold Climate Stories: Feminist Political Ecology Perspectives on Extractivism, Climate Colonialism and Community Alternatives

    • Dian Ekowati, Siti Maimunah, Alice Owen, Eunice Wangari Muneri, Rebecca Elmhirst
    Pages 19-50Open Access
  4. Extracting Us: Co-curating Creative Responses to Extractivism Through a Feminist Political Ecology Praxis

    • Alice Owen, Siti Maimunah, Dian Ekowati, Rebecca Elmhirst, Elona M. Hoover
    Pages 51-73Open Access
  5. Ouch! Eew! Blech! A Trialogue on Porous Technologies, Places and Embodiments

    • Ilenia Iengo, Panagiota Kotsila, Ingrid L. Nelson
    Pages 75-103Open Access
  6. Ageing and Feminist Political Ecology

    • Constance Dupuis, Nanako Nakamura
    Pages 105-127Open Access
  7. More-Than-Human Co-becomings: The Interdependencies of Water, Embodied Subjectivities and Ethics

    • Nick Bourguignon, Irene Leonardelli, Enid Still, Ingrid L. Nelson, Andrea J. Nightingale
    Pages 129-153Open Access
  8. Caring Communities for Radical Change: What Can Feminist Political Ecology Bring to Degrowth?

    • Stefania Barca, Giovanna Di Chiro, Wendy Harcourt, Ilenia Iengo, Panagiota Kotsila, Seema Kulkarni et al.
    Pages 177-206Open Access
  9. Perspectives on Decoloniality for FPE

    • Dian Ekowati, Marlene Gómez, Iliana Monterroso, Ankita Shrestha
    Pages 207-230Open Access
  10. Debating Population in and Beyond Feminist Political Ecology

    • Mila Fenner, Wendy Harcourt
    Pages 231-257Open Access
  11. La Mercadita 2050: Telling Tomorrows of a Market After Oil

    • Lillian Sol Cueva
    Pages 259-287Open Access
  12. The Territory of Our Body: A Conversation on Urban Environments in the Andes and Their Bodies

    • Agustina Solera, Mariana Jesús Ortecho
    Pages 289-310Open Access
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 311-315

About this book

This open access book sets out the contours of feminist political ecology (FPE) as a major contribution to ongoing debates in the field. As Professor Lyla Mehta says in her Foreword, the book is "foregrounding multiple ways of knowing and being, thus enabling new conceptions of politics, justice and alternatives to dominant, capitalist development trajectories". In an innovative methodological twist, the edited book engages the reader in conversations that have emerged from the multi-sited and cross-generational dialogues of the Well-Being Ecology Gender cOmmunities (WEGO) network over the last four years. The conversations explore topics that range from climate change and extractivism, to body politics and health, degrowth, care and community well-being. The authors reflect on their collective learning process as they map out the new directions of FPE research and analysis. The chapters highlight WEGO transnational/transdisciplinary conversations with local communities, social movements and different academic spaces. The book foregrounds the ethics of doing feminist work inside and outside academe and brings to life the importance of doing reflexive research aware of situated historical and contemporary geographical contours of power.


  • Political Ecology
  • Wellbeing Ecology Gender Communities
  • Climate Change
  • Research
  • Feminist
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus, University Rotterdam, The Hague, The Netherlands

    Wendy Harcourt

  • University CLAEH, Montevideo, Uruguay

    Ana Agostino

  • University of Brighton, Brighton, UK

    Rebecca Elmhirst

  • Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Marlene Gómez

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

    Panagiota Kotsila

About the editors

Wendy Harcourt is Professor of Gender, Diversity and Sustainable Development at the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Hague, The Netherlands and was Coordinator of the WEGO Innovative Training Network (2018-2022).

Ana Agostino is Lecturer at the Faculty of Culture at the University CLAEH, Uruguay, and at FLACSO.

Rebecca Elmhirst is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Brighton, UK.

Marlene Gómez is PhD candidate of the WEGO Innovative Training Network at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Panagiota Kotsila is ‘Juan de la Cierva’ Fellow at the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA), at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, and Coordinator of the Political Ecology research line at the Barcelona lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability (BCNUEJ). 

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)