"Women's Voices From the Rainforest" explores the position of the women whose families are tearing down the rainforests. These women of Central and Latin America have been (made) largely invisible, but they are now turning their voices into action.
The rainforests are increasingly topical in today's eco-conscious society, yet people remain ignorant of the many issues hidden by the language and methods of international development policy. Concentrating on the women pioneers of the poorer developing nations, this book employs a variety of contrasting methodologies, from life histories to questionnaire surveys, to suggesting a range of answers to an increasing global concern. The first study of its kind, the authors argue for local "grassroots" action in the creation and implementation of development policy.
"Women's Voices From the Rainforest" is an analysis not only of the developmental concerns faced by today's poorer nations, but also a discussion of the role of feminist theory in providing the solutions to such problems.