Vandana Shiva

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Vandana Shiva - Environmental activist - India.


Edited Books

  • Maria Miles and Vandana Shiva (eds), Ecofeminism: Reconnecting a Divided World (Zed Books 1993).


  • Social Economic and Ecological Impact of Social Forestry in Kolar, Vandana Shiva, H.C. Sharatchandra, J. Banyopadhyay (Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, 1981)
  • Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Survival in India (Zed Press, 1988).
  • Ecology and the Politics of Survival: Conflicts Over Natural Resources in India (Sage Publications, 1991).
  • The Violence of the Green Revolution: Ecological degradation and political conflict in Punjab (Zed Press, 1992).
  • Biodiversity: Social and Ecological Perspectives (editor) (Zed Press, 1992).
  • Women, Ecology and Health: Rebuilding Connections (editor), Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and Kali for Women, New Delhi (1993).
  • Monocultures of the Mind: Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Agriculture (Zed Press, 1993).
  • Ecofeminism, Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva (Fernwood Publications, 1993).
  • Close to Home: Women Reconnect Ecology, Health and Development Worldwide (Earthscan, 1994).
  • Biopolitics (with Ingunn Moser) (Zed Books, 1995).
  • Biopiracy: the Plunder of Nature and Knowledge (South End Press, 1997).
  • Stolen Harvest: The Hijacking of the Global Food Supply (South End Press, 1999).
  • Tomorrow's Biodiversity (Thames and Hudson, 2000).
  • Patents, Myths and Reality (Penguin, 2001).
  • Water Wars; Privatization, Pollution, and Profit (South End Press, 2002).
  • Globalization's New Wars: Seed, Water and Life Forms Women Unlimited (New Delhi, 2005).
  • Breakfast of Biodiversity: the Political Ecology of Rain Forest Destruction
  • Earth Democracy; Justice, Sustainability, and Peace (South End Press, 2005).
  • Manifestos on the Future of Food and Seed, editor, (South End Press, 2007).

Criticism of Her Work

  • Bina Agarwal, “The Gender and Environment Debate: Lessons from India,” (pdf) Feminist Studies, 18 (1), 1992.
  • Richard Lewontin, “Genes in the Food!,” New York Review of Books, June 21, 2001, pp.81-84.
  • Bina Agarwal, “Environmental Management, Equity, and Ecofeminism: Debating India’s Experience,” In: Kum-Kum Bhavnani (ed.), Feminism and Race (Oxford University Press, 2001).
  • Tina Roy and Craig Borowiak, “Against Ecofeminism: The Splintered Subject of Agrarian Nationalism in Post-Independence India,” Alternatives: Global Local Political 28 (1), 2003, pp.57-90.
  • Regina Cochrane, "Rural Poverty and Impoverished Theory: Cultural Populism, Ecofeminism, and Global Justice," The Journal of Peasant Studies, 34 (2), April 2007, pp.167-206 (see summary); an earlier version of this article was published online as "'They Aren't Really Poor': Ecofeminism, Global Justice, and 'Culturally-Perceived Poverty'."
  • Noel Kinsbury, Hybrid:the History and Science of plant breeding (University of Chicago Press, 2009).

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