ISBN 9788175417380,Going Green Women And Grassroots Environmentalism

Going Green Women And Grassroots Environmentalism


Raj Publications



Raj Publications

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788175417380

ISBN-10 8175417382


Number of Pages 232 Pages
Language (English)


The book is based on an ethnographic study on grassroots environmental action being undertaken by the people of the Garhwal Himalayan region. The fragile and bountiful ecosystem of the region, which has been home to the celebrated Chipko Movement, is increasingly confronting a contradiction between the claims of environment and development within the neoliberal context of contemporary times.

Covering an extensive spatial context, the book aims at drawing upon the discourse of peoples' participation in the protection and regeneration of their environment. A special focus of the book is on the issues, dimensions and nuances pertaining to women's interface with the environment, both as protectors and managers of the natural resources that form the core of their subsistence. The research work Being trans- disciplinary, this book shall be an important reference for students of social work, women's studies, sociology, anthropology and environmental studies. It shall also provide valuable rallying points and basis for action by the innumerable individuals and groups, who are struggling to save the environment from degradation and decimation.