Women and Sustainability
Volume 23, No. 1
Fall 2003


by Ana Isla, Leigh S. Brownhill, Myriam Wyman, Brenda Cranney 3,5

Policy and Politics

The Politics of Sustainable Development: A Subsistence View
by Ana Isla 6

Consultation and Representation in Sustainable Development Arenas
by Susan Barber 17

The World Bank and Women’s Sustainable Economic Development: A Beautiful Marriage or a Contradiction in Terms?
by Beth Collison 22

Femmes, féminisme et “developpement”: une analyse critiques des politiques des institutions internationales
par Jules Falquet 29

Social Diversity, Globalization and Sustainability in Community-Based Economics
by Patricia E. Perkins 38

First Nations Women and Sustainability on the Canadian Prairies
by Brenda McLeod 47

Women, Energy and Sustainability: Making Links, Taking Action
by Wendy Milne 55

Theory and Knowledge

Gender and the Global Struggle to Reclaim the Commons: Civic Environmentalism, Anti-Globalization and Participatory Research
by Betsy Taylor 62

The Language of the Land
by Vesper Tjukonia 69

Women and Sustainability: What Kind of Theory Do We Need?
by Allison Goebel 77

Bringing Animals into Feminist Critiques of Science
by Tracey Smith-Harris 85

Crisis and Devastation

From Keswick to Kugluktuk and Back: Marking the (Neo)Colonial Trail Through “Diamond Country”
by Patricia E. Simpson 90

Gender Mainstreaming the Tragedy of Property Rights: A Critical Assessment of the World Bank’s Land Agenda
by Keith Child and Saskia Tate 96

Preserving Patagonia for its True Owners
by Juan Gabriel Labaké 102

From a Toxic Economy to Sustainability: Women Activists Taking Care of Environmental Health in Nova Scotia
by Shirley Thompson 108

Life, Interrupted: Reproductive Damage from Chemical Pollutants
by Cynthia L. Cooper and Margie Kelly 115

Overburdened: Understanding the Impacts of Mineral Extraction on Women’s Health
by Joan Newman Kuyek 121

Alternatives and Actions

Ocean in a Drop of Water: Empowerment, Water and Women
by Aradhana Parmar 124

Farm Women and Local Alternatives to Globalized Agriculture
by Karen Krug 129

Nayakrishi Movement: Reinstatement of Women in Agriculture
by Farhana Begum 135

The Via Campesina: Peasant Women at the Frontiers of Food Sovereignty
by Annette Aurélie Desmarais 140

Visions of Sustainability: Women Organic Farmers and Rural Development
by Jennifer Sumner 146

Le rôle des femmes dans la protection de l’environnement au niveau mondial
par Sylvie Trudel 151

Surviving with Dignity: Complexities of Sustainable Human Development
by Mercedes Cañas and Gladis Lemus 153

Embroidery as Participation? Women in the Calakmul Model Forest, Campeche, Mexico
by Julia E. Murphy 159

Mau Mau Women Rise Again: The Re-assertion of Commoning in Twenty-First Century Kenya
by Leigh S. Brownhill and Terisa Turner 168


In Our Hands by Joan Bond 16
Flight From Earth
by Jean Eng 37
Girls At The Well, Laughing
by Karen Shenfeld 46
by Danielle Villeneuve 54
by Thelma Wheatley 60
Artist Woman
by Manju Kak 61
Ruby Garden
by Desi Di Nardo 68
My Journey
by Olive Roberts 84
She lost
by Irene Golas 123
To my daughter, after a friend’s wedding in Montreal
by Frederick Ryan 128
An Innovation to God the Mother
by Susan McCaslin 139
The Tent
by Karen Shenfeld 145
Women in Bathrooms
by Carol Gordon 152
The Jade Sea
by Karen Shenfeld 158
Note to Younger Self
by Elisavietta Ritchie 167

Book Reviews

Ecofeminism and Globalization: Exploring Culture, Context and Religion
reviewed by Karen Krug 177

Tangled Routes: Women, Work and Globalization on the Tomato Trail
reviewed Jan Kainer 178

Local Environment and Lived Experience: The Mountain Women of Himachal
Pradesh reviewed by Pampa Mukherjee 179

Taking Stands: Gender and the Sustainability of Rural Communities
reviewed by Emily Eaton 181

Gender, Race and Nation: A Global Perspective reviewed
by Simone Browne 182

On the Edge of Empire: Gender, Race, and the Making of British Columbia
reviewed by Kristin Burnett 182

Flint and Feather: The Life and Times of E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake
reviewed by Clara Thomas 183

Women, Nationalism and the Romantic Stage: Theatre and Politics in Britain, 1780-1800 and Women in the British Romantic Theatre
reviewed by Kym Bird 185

Modes of Discipline: Women, Conservatism and the Novel After the French Revolution
reviewed by Gisela Argyle 186

Divine Feminime: Theosophy and Feminism in England
reviewed by Samuel Wagar 187

The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth About Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage
reviewed by Sharon Ferguson-Hood and Marie Tovell Walker 187

Modern Women Modernizing Men: The Changing Missions of Three Professional Women in Asia and Africa, 1902-1969
reviewed by Clara Thomas 188

Linking Sexuality and Gender: Naming Violence Against Women in the United
Church of Canada

reviewed by Catherine Rose 189

Front Cover
Leigh S. Brownhill, “Africans Resist Slavery, Colonialism, Neo-Imperialism,”
collage, 6.75" x 9.75", 1992.

Back Cover
Leigh S. Brownhill, “Life of the Desert Commoners,” detail, collage covered
box, 5.125" x 7.25 x 1", 1992.

Leigh S. Brownhill is a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto where she
studies African and global social movements for the commons against
corporate enclosure.