Ecofeminism in a World of BRICS: Opportunities and Challenges

Rosita Dellios, Arundhati Bhattacharyya, Cindy Minarova-Banjac

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Abstract

While feminism and environmentalism have long and illustrious histories in the annals of social movements, together they are less well recognised or understood beyond the academic community. Far from being an eclectic intersection of interests between women and the environment, ‘ecofeminism’ holds a wider significance for integrative sustainable development in the coming decades. This is especially so when viewed from the Global South and its ‘rising powers’, three of which – China, India and Brazil – form case studies in this article. Will the developing world, in the course of its development and especially under China’s influence, advance or squander the opportunity for an ecofeminist contribution to a better world order? Policy implications derived from this study call for a cross-sector approach that includes culture and religion. These challenge the limitations of binary thinking and promote interconnectedness.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages18
JournalCulture Mandala: The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies
Volume 13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2019

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