Feminist Dialogues  

Women and Social and Environmental Justice
Vol. 31, Nos. 1,2

Guest edited by: Leigh Brownhill, Ana Isla and Sujata Thapa-Bhattarai



Women and Social and Environmental Justice

Table of Contents

Editorial/Éditorial by Leigh Brownhill, Ana Isla and Sujata Thapa-Bhattarai 3, 5


Deconstructing Necrophilia: An Ecofeminist Contribution to Growth by Irene Friesen Wolfstone 7
Earth Love: Finding Our Way Back Home by Ronnie Joy Leah 15
A Subsistence Perspective for the Transition to a New Civilization: An Ecofeminist Contribution to Degrowth by Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen 20
Transformative Feminisms: Expanding Feminist Strategies for Living in Troubled Times by Martha McMahon 27

Climate Change and Environmental Health and Environmental Justice

The “Greening” of the un Framework Convention on Climate Change and Environmental Racism:
What Payments for Ecosystem Services Means for Peasants and Indigenous People, Women and Men by Ana Isla 34
Report on the Climate Change Conference (cop 20), Lima,Peru by Ana Isla and Xochitl Rubio 44
Sāsīpihkēyihtamowin: Nīso Nēhiyaw Iskwēwak by Margaret Kress 52
“‘I Know About My Own Body … They Lied’: Environmental Justice, and the Contestation
of Knowledge Claims in Institute, wv, and Old Bhopal, India by Reena Shadaan 65
Biotechnology and Biopiracy: Plant-based Contraceptives in the Americas and the
(Mis)management of Nature by Rachel O’Donnell 76

Transnational Intersectionality, Land Rights and Food Sovereignty

Finite Disappointments or Infinite Hope: Working Through Tensions within
Transnational Feminist Movements by Dorothy Attakora-Gyan 86
Ecofeminism and System Change:: Women on the Frontlines of Struggle Against
Fossil Capitalism and for the Solar Commons by Terran Giacomini 95
Women and Sustainable Development by Laavanya Kaushik 103
Building Food Sovereignty in Kenya: From Export to Local Agricultural Value Chains
by Leigh Brownhill, Wahu M. Kaara and Terisa E.Turner 106


Slowly Wrecking Our Planet by Rosalie Bertell 113
Geoengineering and the Planetary Movement for Mother Earth by Claudia von Werlhof 118

The Red Kyoto Button by Vivian Demuth 14
Plato on Vacation by Ceo Rourke 19
Effluvium by Katerina Fretwell 19
Drag the Red by Alison Newall 33
Moose Research by Vivian Demuth 33
To My Daughters by Joanna M. Weston 43
Land of hope and glory by Nashwa Kahn 50
Spivak by Clara A. B. Joseph 51
Hardboiled Egg by Clara A. B. Joseph 64
Mikulás nap (Saint Nicholas Day) by Ilona Martonfi 75
Dinah Nuthead by Donna Langevin 75
The girl by the sea by Ilona Martonfi 84
My Epitaph Will Read by Laura Sweeney 85
16 by Andrée LaChapelle 85
That Birthday Night by Joanna M. Weston 93
Ode to a Node by Marlene Kadar 94
Binder Women by Laura Sweeney 94
Unique by Arizona Gibbs 101
Marie Curie at the Bank by Heidi Tabata 102
On the Champs Elysees by Christina Lloyd 105
Complementary Hooks by Penn Kemp 112
In Return by Kristin Camitta Zimet 124
The Crone’s Double Vision by Penn Kemp 125
Lao Tzu Meets the Progress Trap by Susan McCaslin 127
Clean Poem by Marlene Kadar 126
Blue Ruby 3 by Heather H. Thomas 151

Book Reviews
The “Greening” of Costa Rica: Women, Peasants, Indigenous Peoples and the Remaking of Nature reviewed by Annaliese Pope 129
The Gift in the Heart of the Language: The Maternal Source of Meaning reviewed by Kaarina Kailo 130
Pyschiatry and the Business of Madness: An Ethical and Epistemological Accounting reviewed by Sona Kazemi 132
Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture reviewed by Anna F. Peppard 134
The Modern Girl: Feminine Modernities, the Body and Commodities in the 1920s reviewed by Tasia Alexopoulos
Women’s Lives and Livelihoods in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: Ceremonies of Empowerment and Peacebuilding reviewed by Elizabeth Cohen 136
Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys 1945-1989 reviewed by Deborah Herman 137
Women’s Colleges & Universities in a Global Context reviewed by Trina De Souza 138
Engendering Transnational Voices: Studies in Family, Work and Identity reviewed by Jolin Joseph 139
Femocratic Administration: Gender, Governance, and Democracy in Ontario reviewed by Robert Drummond 140
Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities: Resisting a Dangerous Order reviewed by Elizabeth D’Angelo 142
We Should All Be Feminists reviewed by Lauren Fournier 143
The Girl Who Was Born That Way reviewed by Carol Lipszyc 144
The River reviewed by Ryan Koelwyn 144
Only By Blood reviewed by Carol Lipszyc 145
What is Veiling? reviewed by Patricia Keeney 146
Not the Whole Story: Challenging the Single Mother Narrative reviewed by Judith Mintz 147
Human Rights and the Arts in Global Asia: An Anthology reviewed by Kathryn Travis 148
After Drowning reviewed by Renate Krakauer 149
The Dead Man reviewed by Carol Ricker-Wilson 150

Front Cover
Xochitl Rubio, “cop 20 protests, Lima, Peru, December 2014,” photograph.

Back Cover
Xochitl Rubio, ““cop 20 protests, Lima, Peru, December 2014,” photograph.

Xochitl Rubio is a graduate of Fine Arts from the Ontario College of Art & Design. Xochitl’s paintings and photography take a critical view of social, political, and cultural issues. Her work aims at documenting the human condition, altering landscapes, and social justice.

Artist statement: We need an ecological revolution to prevent a planetary disaster.