Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development Paperback – 1 Jan 1989
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'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 as an organizing principle, a way of seing the world' - Guardian 'Laced with references to Hindu deities, hard-nosed research into Indian land use and bold attacks on Western science since Bacon, Staying Alive has the go of a big personality behind it' - Observer 'Staying Alive is a book that can change one's way of seeing the world.'- Rumina Sethi, Associate Professor, Department of English, Punjab University, "A uniquely modern Green mixture of Hindu mythology, social disquiet, dry statisticial tables and assaults on Western "male" science." - Spectator
About the Author
Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned environmental leader and thinker, is director of the Research Foundation on Science, Technology and Ecology. Her many books include Ecofeminism (with Maria Mies, Zed Books, 2014), Earth Democracy (Zed Books, 2016), and Staying Alive (2016). She is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalization and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize (1993).
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I dare say, it is not critique that can change the world but sharing of anyone's failure within us. Only such an idea of sharing can lead us to the inner and direct experience that the other half of the failure has always existed in us. This is the only way and chance for us to make a step towards future. In that sense, what the author considers as a problem is not the masculine principle but the imbalance in which the feminine principle is being suppressed. Driven much so far by the masculine principle, we -both women and men- have been so bound to fear caused by dualistic and mechanistic views on life that we could not pay much attention to the self-destructive aspect of our society. The author, Shiva, simply but strikingly argues that the feminine principle of EACH one of us to be recoverd if we really want to remember what the meaning of life is, namely the reason why we have come here to such a beautiful place called "the Earth".
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