The ecofeminist subsistence perspective revisited in an age of land grabs and its representations in contemporary literature

Patrick D. Murphy
2013 Feminismo/s  
The ecofeminist subsistence perspective arises from years of feminist fieldwork and theoretical elaboration focusing on women as producers of life. It is described as a call to consciousness to reorganize societies and renegotiate global inequalities. Its need for implementation is demonstrated by means of the current international land grabs and their deleterious effects on women' s lives, knowledge, and local power. Novels by women writers Buchi Emecheta, Leslie Marmon Silko, Ana Castillo,
more » ... o, Ana Castillo, Toni Morrison, Patricia Grace, and Mahasweta Devi are also discussed in terms of their demonstrating the challenges women face and their efforts to address those challenges by means of various instantiations of the subsistence perspective with varying degrees of achievement and repression.
doi:10.14198/fem.2013.22.11 fatcat:67zt2eiwivgdrcgu3havorvon4