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Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. Environmental Studies. Currently, geoengineering is threatening not only life on earth, but the earth and all her "living systems." Exposing and critiquing the new technological ability to influence macro systems like the climate itself, ocean currents, temperatures, humidity, droughts, the atmosphere, and more, as well as the destruction that has already taken place, beginning with the effects of thousands of nuclear tests that have occurred worldwide, and, in addition, the transformation of the earths "energies" into weapons of total destruction—mother earth as a weapon of war!—are the major themes under consideration in this book. The volume re-examines existing analyses from this new and much broader point of view in theory and reality, and points to the need for a new concept of nature and the earth as a living being, a cosmic being, so that it is the life of the earth herself that today must be protected.
Ana Isla is a professor in the Department of Sociology and the Centre for Women and Gender Studies at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. She works on issues of development, sustainable development, climate change, ecofeminism, environmental justice, gender and society. She is the author of The "Greening" of Costa Rica: Women, Peasants, Indigenous People and the Remaking of Nature.Claudia von Werlhof is Professor Emerita at the University of Innsbruck, in the Department of Political Science and Sociology. Her work focuses on the "modern world system," seen from the South, the neoliberal globalization of "capitalist patriarchy," alternatives to patriarchal societies inspired by matriarchal and Indigenous societies/civilizations, as well as on the elaboration of the "Critical Theory of Patriarchy" as a new paradigm. Her books in English include Women: The Last Colony; There is an Alternative; and The Failure of Modern Civilization and the Struggle for a "Deep" Alternative.Author City: ST CATHARINES, ON CAN