Global apartheid, environmental degradation, and women's activism for sustainable well-being: A conceptual and theoretical overview

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Abstract

This essay offers a conceptual and theoretical overview of perspectives held by feminist researchers and other critical social analysts on the economic and ecological crises that are intensifying under the neoliberal restructuring of global capitalism. The most problematic effects of globalization are engendering gross disparities in wealth, health, and life expectancy that disproportionately compromise the well-being of women and the families and communities that depend on their knowledge and labor. The parameters for a feminist political ecology are provided along with an examination of the forms of scattered resistance and transnational activism emerging in response to global apartheid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-36
Number of pages36
JournalUrban Anthropology
Volume33
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • feminism
  • ecological sustainability
  • economic liberalism
  • political ecology
  • globalization
  • Apartheid
  • nature
  • feminist anthropology
  • urban anthropology
  • green economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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