Women and Social and Environmental Justice


Volume: Vol 31

Number: 1,2

Table of Contents

Guest Editors: Leigh Brownhill, Ana Isla and Sujata Thapa-Bhattarai

Editorial/Éditorial by Leigh Brownhill, Ana Isla and Sujata Thapa-Bhattarai


Deconstructing Necrophilia: An Ecofeminist Contribution to Growth by Irene Friesen Wolfstone
Earth Love: Finding Our Way Back Home by Ronnie Joy Leah
A Subsistence Perspective for the Transition to a New Civilization: An Ecofeminist Contribution to Degrowth by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen
Transformative Feminisms: Expanding Feminist Strategies for Living in Troubled Times by Martha McMahon

Climate Change and Environmental Health and Environmental Justice

The “Greening” of the un Framework Convention on Climate Change and Environmental Racism: What Payments for Ecosystem Services Means for Peasants and Indigenous People, Women and Men by Ana Isla
Report on the Climate Change Conference (cop 20), Lima,Peru by Ana Isla and Xochitl Rubio
Sāsīpihkēyihtamowin: Nīso Nēhiyaw Iskwēwak by Margaret Kress
“‘I Know About My Own Body … They Lied’: Environmental Justice, and the Contestation
of Knowledge Claims in Institute, wv, and Old Bhopal, India by Reena Shadaan
Biotechnology and Biopiracy: Plant-based Contraceptives in the Americas and the
(Mis)management of Nature by Rachel O’Donnell

Transnational Intersectionality, Land Rights and Food Sovereignty

Finite Disappointments or Infinite Hope: Working Through Tensions within
Transnational Feminist Movements by Dorothy Attakora-Gyan
Ecofeminism and System Change:: Women on the Frontlines of Struggle Against
Fossil Capitalism and for the Solar Commons by Terran Giacomini
Women and Sustainable Development by Laavanya Kaushik
Building Food Sovereignty in Kenya: From Export to Local Agricultural Value Chains
by Leigh Brownhill, Wahu M. Kaara and Terisa E.Turner


Slowly Wrecking Our Planet by Rosalie Bertell
Geoengineering and the Planetary Movement for Mother Earth by Claudia von Werlhof


The Red Kyoto Button by Vivian Demuth
Plato on Vacation by Ceo Rourke
Effluvium by Katerina Fretwell
Drag the Red by Alison Newall
Moose Research by Vivian Demuth
To My Daughters by Joanna M. Weston
Land of hope and glory by Nashwa Kahn
Spivak by Clara A. B. Joseph
Hardboiled Egg by Clara A. B. Joseph
Mikulás nap (Saint Nicholas Day) by Ilona Martonfi
Dinah Nuthead by Donna Langevin
The girl by the sea by Ilona Martonfi
My Epitaph Will Read by Laura Sweeney
16 by Andrée LaChapelle
That Birthday Night by Joanna M. Weston
Ode to a Node by Marlene Kadar
Binder Women by Laura Sweeney
Unique by Arizona Gibbs
Marie Curie at the Bank by Heidi Tabata
On the Champs Elysees by Christina Lloyd
Complementary Hooks by Penn Kemp
In Return by Kristin Camitta Zimet
The Crone’s Double Vision by Penn Kemp
Lao Tzu Meets the Progress Trap by Susan McCaslin
Clean Poem by Marlene Kadar
Blue Ruby 3 by Heather H. Thomas 

Book Reviews

The “Greening” of Costa Rica: Women, Peasants, Indigenous Peoples and the Remaking of Nature reviewed by Annaliese Pope
The Gift in the Heart of the Language: The Maternal Source of Meaning reviewed by Kaarina Kailo
Pyschiatry and the Business of Madness: An Ethical and Epistemological Accounting reviewed by Sona Kazemi
Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture reviewed by Anna F. Peppard
The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, the Body and Commodities in the 1920s reviewed by Tasia Alexopoulos

Women’s Lives and Livelihoods in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: Ceremonies of Empowerment and Peacebuilding reviewed by Elizabeth Cohen
Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys 1945-1989 reviewed by Deborah Herman
Women’s Colleges & Universities in a Global Context reviewed by Trina De Souza
Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Family, Work and Identity reviewed by Jolin Joseph
Femocratic Administration: Gender, Governance, and Democracy in Ontario reviewed by Robert Drummond
Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities: Resisting a Dangerous Order reviewed by Elizabeth D’Angelo
We Should All Be Feminists reviewed by Lauren Fournier
The Girl Who Was Born That Way reviewed by Carol Lipszyc
The River reviewed by Ryan Koelwyn
Only By Blood reviewed by Carol Lipszyc
What is Veiling? reviewed by Patricia Keeney
Not the Whole Story: Challenging the Single Mother Narrative reviewed by Judith Mintz
Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: An Anthology reviewed by Kathryn Travis
After Drowning reviewed by Renate Krakauer
The Dead Man reviewed by Carol Ricker-Wilson

About the Artwork

Front Cover
Xochitl Rubio, “cop 20 protests, Lima, Peru, December 2014,” photograph.

Back Cover
Xochitl Rubio, ““cop 20 protests, Lima, Peru, December 2014,” photograph.

Xochitl Rubio is a graduate of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art & Design. Xochitl’s paintings and photography take a critical view of social, political, and cultural issues. Her work aims at documenting the human condition, altering landscapes, and social justice.

Artist statement: We need an ecological revolution to prevent a planetary disaster.


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