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Feminism and degrowth: Parallelisms and Intersections.

Paola Melchiori

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Degrowth Conference Venice 2012


The contribution of feminism to the economy of degrowth.
The questions I will propose here are the following: has feminism still something to contribute, in the actual historical conjuncture, to a movement like the degrowth movement? Will the same characteristics of this movement guarantee that the main contents of feminism are already incorporated? The reason for these questions is that this issue is almost invisible in the main literature of degrowth.
To answer these questions :
I will remember here some essential characteristics of the transnational feminist movement of the seventies; I will contextualize them in the actual scenery that I define “neopatriarchal”; I will reconsider some of the key words of de-growth and re-read them through a feminist lens (focus?scope?); I will identify some possible intersections between feminism and degrowth that could show us a research path.

Contribution to the 3rd International Degrowth Conference for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Venice in 2012.

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