Direkt zum InhaltDirekt zur SucheDirekt zur Navigation
▼ Zielgruppen ▼

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences - Gender And Globalisation

Social relations to nature

 

The Division of Gender and Globalisation is dealing with alternative approaches to the capitalist growth economy, for example the Green New Deal, Degrowth, and the Solidarity Economy. (Eco)feminist economics and Feminist Political Ecology has much to offer to each of these approaches, but these contributions remain, as of yet, unrealized. The Green New Deal largely represents the green economy, which holds economic success as contingent upon the ecological restructuring of industrial production. The degrowth approach more fundamentally raises questions concerning the relationship between material prosperity and individual and social well-being. The principles of the solidarity economy involve the immediate implementation of the principles of self-determination and cooperation. None of these approaches takes into account the claims of ecofeminist economics; and none of them clearly view gender equity as essential to economic change. The three approaches are, however, deeply gendered in the sense that they are implicitly based on assumptions concerning women's labor in the sphere of social reproduction. Each alternative approach can be improved upon by the integration of ecofeminist economic principles in order to achieve economic change that also meets claims for gender equity. (more)