Who is Vandana Shiva?? Re: newbie on Participatory Economics

Frances Bolton (PHI) fbolton at chuma.cas.usf.edu
Tue Jul 21 10:04:33 PDT 1998

On Tue, 21 Jul 1998, Brett Knowlton wrote:

> Who is Vandana Shiva?

Briefly put, she's a ecofeminist reactionary much admired by some critics of development in the US. She does a lot of stuff on women's unique ability to nurture, and greatly admires traditional ways of organizing societies, despite their patriarchal, and eiltist tendencies. She's from india, so people in the States think she's "authentic." She is derided in the Indian press as being a "Delhi intellectual" who thinks she understands rural India. She's the Indian version of those awful white middle class environmentalists who drone on and on about Native American environmental values while driving an SUV, paying $7.99/lb for free range chicken breast, going for colonic hydrotherapy and getting rebirthed.

Cheers, Frances Bolton

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