“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” During the seminar, we will analyze this widespread UN definition of sustainable development from a feminist perspective. What is meant by development in this definition? Which ideas of sustainability can we imagine? How can we conceive “intergenerational justice” and how is it related to justice in the face of present inequalities? Different feminist voices have given different answers to these questions. The course will take a closer look at ecofeminism and the debate around sustainable livelihoods.
The seminar should be attended accompanied by the course "Gendered Practices of Food: Care, Environment and Sovereignty” (Thursday, 16 - 18, M. A. Meike Brückner).
Alaimo, Stacy (2010): Bodily Natures. Science, Environment, and the Material Self. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana Univ. Press; Harcourt, Wendy (ed. )(2012): Women Reclaiming Sustainable Livelihoods: Spaces Lost, Spaces Gained. Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan; Shiva, Vandana (1988/2016): Staying Alive. Women, Ecology, and Development. Berkeley, Cal.: North Atlantic Books; Sturgeon, Noel (1997): Ecofeminist Natures. Race, Gender, Feminist Theory and Political Action. New York, London: Routledge