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Feminism and Environmental Humanities 28 septembre 2013

4th EASLCE Webinar: Where is feminism in the environmental humanities? September 28, 2013 – 4:00 PM Central European Standard Time

Feminism and Environmental Humanities
Host: Prof. Greta Gaard, University of Wisconsin

Moderator: Hannes Bergthaller, National Chung-Hsing University

Host: Prof. Greta Gaard, University of Wisconsin
Moderator: Hannes Bergthaller, National Chung-Hsing University
Where is feminism in the environmental humanities and sciences?  Was Rachel Carson a scientist, a creative nonfiction writer, or the foremother of environmental feminism?  As Sandra Harding explains in her classic book, Whose Science? Whose Knowledge? (1991), “thinking from women’s lives” and women’s perspectives uncovers information that is often excluded by mainstream sciences—and climate change is a case in point.  Within those nations and communities on the front lines of climate change, women bear the greatest hardships due to existing gender inequalities, poverty, lack of education and political voice. Yet, though organizations such as GenderCC, the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), and even the United Nations regularly emphasize the critical importance of involving women’s experiences in planning strategies for mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change, women—and their additional knowledge about climate change–are still largely excluded from leadership and participation in research and public policy decision-making.
Publié ici : http://www.easlce.eu/news/other/4th-easlce-webinar-where-is-feminism-in-the-environmental-humanities/
Voir aussi : http://gretagaard.efoliomn.com/