Feminist political ecology and the economics of care

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Feminist Political Ecology and the Economics of Care: In Search of Economic Alternatives by Christine Bauhardt

This book envisages a different form of our economies where care work and care-full relationships are central to social and cultural life. It sets out a feminist vision of a caring economy and asks what needs to change economically and ecologically in our conceptual approaches and our daily lives as we learn to care for each other and non-human others.

Bringing together authors from 12 countries, this edited collection sets out the challenges for gender aware economies based on an ethics of care for people and the environment in an original and engaging way. The book aims to break down the assumed inseparability of economic growth and social prosperity, and natural resource exploitation, while not romanticising social-material relations to nature. The authors explore diverse understandings of care through a range of analytical approaches, contexts and case studies and pays particular attention to the complicated nexus between re/productivity, nature, womanhood and care. It includes strong contributions on community economies, every day practices of care, the politics of place and care of non-human others, as well as an engagement on concepts such as wealth, sustainability, food sovereignty, body politics, naturecultures and technoscience.

Feminist Political Ecology and the Economics of Care is aimed at all those interested in what feminist theory and practice brings to todays major political economic and environmental debates around sustainability, alternatives to economic development and gender power relations.
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Feminist Political Ecology and the Economics of Care

This book envisages a different form of our economies where care work and care-full relationships are central to social and cultural life. It sets out a feminist vision of a caring economy and asks what needs to change economically and ecologically in our conceptual approaches and our daily lives as we learn to care for each other and non-human others. Bringing together authors from 11 countries also representing institutions from 8 countries , this edited collection sets out the challenges for gender aware economies based on an ethics of care for people and the environment in an original and engaging way. The book aims to break down the assumed inseparability of economic growth and social prosperity, and natural resource exploitation, while not romanticising social-material relations to nature. It includes strong contributions on community economies, everyday practices of care, the politics of place and care of non-human others, as well as an engagement on concepts such as wealth, sustainability, food sovereignty, body politics, naturecultures and technoscience. Search all titles.

With examples from struggles to cope with social and environmental degradation, it builds a bridge from human values, feminist values, care values, nature values, and solidarity values into economic thinking and policy, challenging the mainstream approach of expressing values in economic terms. It brings out an innovative analytical and normative framework, develops economic alternatives as transformative praxis and shows that care can contribute not only towards transforming economies but also society and politics to become intrinsically caring for humans and non-humans. The division focuses on the impacts of global political restructuring on economic and gender relations in different societies with respect to both urban and rural areas. White settler colonial scientific fabulations on otherwise narratives of care Wendy Harcourt 4. Climate change, natural disasters and the spillover effects of unpaid care: The case of Super-typhoon Haiyan Maria S. Floro and Georgia Poyatzis 6.

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This book envisages a different form of our economies where care work and care-full relationships are central to social and cultural life. It sets out a feminist vision of a caring economy and asks what needs to change economically and ecologically in our conceptual approaches and our daily lives as we learn to care for each other and non-human others. - I have also attached an updated seminar program for the semester.

In the paper I argue that in a world where our lives are intricately interconnected and our environments are rapidly changing, commoning produces ecological imaginaries and understandings of places that could build a sense of global commons based on mutuality, reciprocity, and relationality. In the article I first set out how I use commoning in my teaching. In section two I present my methodology, followed by section three where I present the community economies research network. It demands processes of creativity and imagination as people learn to relate to each other with compassion and responsibility able to confront together these challenges with a sense of hope, rather than despair. In this paper I look at how commoning is about such a politics of hope in an analysis of my teaching international MA students in two courses on critical development studies in Italy and in The Netherlands. The article is based on my experiences of making art in the classroom inspired by the practices and tools produced by the Community Economies Research Network which I explain in detail below.

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  1. This book envisages a different form of our economies where care work and care -full relationships are central to social and cultural life. It sets out a feminist.

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