Feminist Ecological Economics

The paper presents the theoretical foundations as well as the theoretical contributions of Feminist Ecological Economics. In addition, it provides some applications of Feminist Ecological Economics and discusses future trends and perspectives.

Ellie Perkins, November 2001

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Summary :

Economy, women and nature are interrelated because markets cannot function or exist outside of social and natural contexts. Feminist ecological economics focuses on the family, household, community, and other interrelationships among humans, and between humans and « nature », which underlie and make possible the existence of the market economy. They focus on activist work. They provide a theoretical grounding in how social change and community building takes place, and why it is necessary both for the well-being of many women and for ecological/economic sustainability.