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Village & the World : My Life, Our Times - Maria Mies

Village & the World

My Life, Our Times

Paperback Published: 1st September 2010
ISBN: 9781876756826
Number Of Pages: 339

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In retrospect, my life appears to me like a meandering river which started out as a small stream in the mountains of the volcanic Eifel. The stream eventually collected more waters, grew broader and broader, and branched out into a huge network that now encompasses the whole world. In this autobiography Maria Mies packs in seventy-seven years of life: from the small German village of her childhood, to the world of the Indian subcontinent. Sociologist and womens studies researcher, scholar, ecofeminist, and international activist against violence against women and exploitation through globalisation, Maria Mies is one of the worlds original thinkers. Her achievements include developing groundbreaking praxis and theory around the concept of "housewifisation", the violence of colonisation and profound writings about ecofeminism. She fights the Multilateral Agreement of Investment, she fights the General Agreement on Trade in Services, she fights against the patenting of life and tackles reproductive and genetic engineering as well as food security, but she never gives up hope that there is an alternative to present day injustice and exploitation; that "the good life" is possible.And Maria never forgets her origins: Despite all my travels around the world, I have never forgotten where I came from: from a peasant family in a small village. This not only helped me keep my feet on the ground, but also protected me from excessive romanticism and quixotic idealism. I know that the food doesnt come from the supermarket but from the soil.

Prefacep. ix
Homep. 1
My Villagep. 37
The World Opens Its Doors - Happy Coincidencesp. 58
Departure for Indiap. 97
Back Home, Renewed Studies and Teachingp. 114
The Women's Movementp. 143
Women and Workp. 158
Return to Indiap. 163
Subsistence - A Perspective for the Futurep. 189
Women and Developmentp. 199
Further Movements and Campaignsp. 211
From the Women's Peace Movement to Ecofeminismp. 230
Further Movements and Campaignsp. 211
From the Women's Peace Movement to Ecofeminismp. 230
The International Struggle against Globalisationp. 250
Out of the Margin: Against the Mainstreamp. 260
The Search for a New Visionp. 288
My Body Says Stopp. 300
Epilogue: The Good Lifep. 308
Leipzig Appeal for Women's Food Securityp. 320
Bibliographyp. 323
Indexp. 332
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ISBN: 9781876756826
ISBN-10: 1876756829
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 339
Published: 1st September 2010
Publisher: Spinifex Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 23.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.48