Women and Sustainability


Fall 2003

Volume: 23

Number: 1

Table of Contents

by Ana Isla, Leigh S. Brownhill, Myriam Wyman, Brenda Cranney

Policy and Politics

The Politics of Sustainable Development: A Subsistence View
by Ana Isla 

Consultation and Representation in Sustainable Development Arenas
by Susan Barber

The World Bank and Women’s Sustainable Economic Development: A Beautiful Marriage or a Contradiction in Terms?
by Beth Collison

Femmes, féminisme et “developpement”: une analyse critiques des politiques des institutions internationales
par Jules Falquet

Social Diversity, Globalization and Sustainability in Community-Based Economics
by Patricia E. Perkins

First Nations Women and Sustainability on the Canadian Prairies
by Brenda McLeod

Women, Energy and Sustainability: Making Links, Taking Action
by Wendy Milne 

Theory and Knowledge

Gender and the Global Struggle to Reclaim the Commons: Civic Environmentalism, Anti-Globalization and Participatory Research
by Betsy Taylor

The Language of the Land
by Vesper Tjukonia

Women and Sustainability: What Kind of Theory Do We Need?
by Allison Goebel

Bringing Animals into Feminist Critiques of Science
by Tracey Smith-Harris

Crisis and Devastation

From Keswick to Kugluktuk and Back: Marking the (Neo)Colonial Trail Through “Diamond Country”
by Patricia E. Simpson

Gender Mainstreaming the Tragedy of Property Rights: A Critical Assessment of the World Bank’s Land Agenda
by Keith Child and Saskia Tate

Preserving Patagonia for its True Owners
by Juan Gabriel Labaké

From a Toxic Economy to Sustainability: Women Activists Taking Care of Environmental Health in Nova Scotia
by Shirley Thompson

Life, Interrupted: Reproductive Damage from Chemical Pollutants
by Cynthia L. Cooper and Margie Kelly

Overburdened: Understanding the Impacts of Mineral Extraction on Women’s Health
by Joan Newman Kuyek

Alternatives and Actions

Ocean in a Drop of Water: Empowerment, Water and Women
by Aradhana Parmar

Farm Women and Local Alternatives to Globalized Agriculture
by Karen Krug

Nayakrishi Movement: Reinstatement of Women in Agriculture
by Farhana Begum

The Via Campesina: Peasant Women at the Frontiers of Food Sovereignty
by Annette Aurélie Desmarais

Visions of Sustainability: Women Organic Farmers and Rural Development
by Jennifer Sumner

Le rôle des femmes dans la protection de l’environnement au niveau mondial
par Sylvie Trudel

Surviving with Dignity: Complexities of Sustainable Human Development
by Mercedes Cañas and Gladis Lemus

Embroidery as Participation? Women in the Calakmul Model Forest, Campeche, Mexico
by Julia E. Murphy

Mau Mau Women Rise Again: The Re-assertion of Commoning in Twenty-First Century Kenya
by Leigh S. Brownhill and Terisa Turner


In Our Hands by Joan Bond
Flight From Earth by Jean Eng
Girls At The Well, Laughing by Karen Shenfeld
Unknown by Danielle Villeneuve
Aged by Thelma Wheatley
Artist Woman by Manju Kak
Ruby Garden by Desi Di Nardo
My Journey by Olive Roberts
She lost by Irene Golas
To my daughter, after a friend’s wedding in Montreal by Frederick Ryan
An Innovation to God the Mother by Susan McCaslin
The Tent by Karen Shenfeld
Women in Bathrooms by Carol Gordon
The Jade Sea by Karen Shenfeld
Note to Younger Self by Elisavietta Ritchie

Book Reviews

Ecofeminism and Globalization: Exploring Culture, Context and Religion
reviewed by Karen Krug

Tangled Routes: Women, Work and Globalization on the Tomato Trail
reviewed Jan Kainer

Local Environment and Lived Experience: The Mountain Women of Himachal Pradesh
reviewed by Pampa Mukherjee

Taking Stands: Gender and the Sustainability of Rural Communities
reviewed by Emily Eaton

Gender, Race and Nation: A Global Perspective reviewed
by Simone Browne

On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia
reviewed by Kristin Burnett

Flint and Feather: The Life and Times of E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake
reviewed by Clara Thomas

Women, Nationalism and the Romantic Stage: Theatre and Politics in Britain, 1780-1800 and Women in the British Romantic Theatre
reviewed by Kym Bird

Modes of Discipline: Women, Conservatism and the Novel After the French Revolution
reviewed by Gisela Argyle

Divine Feminime: Theosophy and Feminism in England
reviewed by Samuel Wagar

The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage
reviewed by Sharon Ferguson-Hood and Marie Tovell Walker

Modern Women Modernizing Men: The Changing Missions of Three Professional Women in Asia and Africa, 1902-1969
reviewed by Clara Thomas

Linking Sexuality and Gender: Naming Violence Against Women in the United
Church of Canada
reviewed by Catherine Rose


About the Artwork

Front Cover
Leigh S. Brownhill, “Africans Resist Slavery, Colonialism, Neo-Imperialism,”
collage, 6.75″ x 9.75″, 1992.

Back Cover
Leigh S. Brownhill, “Life of the Desert Commoners,” detail, collage covered
box, 5.125″ x 7.25 x 1″, 1992.

Leigh S. Brownhill is a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto where she
studies African and global social movements for the commons against
corporate enclosure.


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