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
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Table of contents (12 chapters)
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
- Open Access
Editors and Affiliations
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus, University Rotterdam, The Hague, The Netherlands
University CLAEH, Montevideo, Uruguay
University of Brighton, Brighton, UK
Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
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).
Book Title: Contours of Feminist Political Ecology
Editors: Wendy Harcourt, Ana Agostino, Rebecca Elmhirst, Marlene Gómez, Panagiota Kotsila
Series Title: Gender, Development and Social Change
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023
License: CC BY
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-20927-7Published: 26 January 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-20930-7Published: 26 January 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-20928-4Published: 25 January 2023
Series ISSN: 2730-7328
Series E-ISSN: 2730-7336
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXV, 315
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour