Shiva, Vandana (1952–)

Vandana shiva was born in 1952 in the Himalayan foothills of northern India. Trained as a nuclear physicist, she has emerged as a philosopher of science and a persistent voice against neoliberal globalization and environmental destruction. Since the early 1980s, she has been engaged in the ecological, social, and economic struggles of subsistence farmers in India, drawing on the ethics of ecology and feminist thought in an effort to promote biodiversity and pluralism in knowledge, action, and culture. Shiva works actively with communities as they struggle against destructive forestry practices, large-scale dams, and multinational-dominated agribusiness. She has shared her knowledge in over 20 books and countless articles, starting with Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development (1989) and continuing through her most recent book, Earth Democracy: ...

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