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Environmental Social Movements and the Politics of Place


  • Arturo Escobar

    (University of North Carolina, USA)

  • Dianne Rocheleau

    (Clark University, USA)

  • Smitu Kothari

    (Lokayah, India)


Arturo Escobar, Dianne Rocheleau and Smitu Kothari examine the growing relevance of environmental movements in the world today, and their importance for a women-centred politics of place. They argue that many of today's environmental movements are largely struggles for the defence of place, and that for historical reasons women are often located at the forefront of these struggles and are hence central to any politics of place. The authors suggest that there is a mutually beneficial convergence between women's and environmental movements, a synergy and enrichment that finds a meeting ground in place. Development (2002) 45, 28–36. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1110314

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  • Arturo Escobar & Dianne Rocheleau & Smitu Kothari, 2002. "Environmental Social Movements and the Politics of Place," Development, Palgrave Macmillan;Society for International Deveopment, vol. 45(1), pages 28-36, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:develp:v:45:y:2002:i:1:p:28-36

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