Women and the Environment: Globalizing and Mobilizing

Starting Date: 06-09-2005
Ending Date: 06-11-2005
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Orlando, Florida 32801
United States
Description
The annual conference of the US National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) provides a forum for an exchange of ideas and a showcase for creative activities of women engaged in the theory and practice of Women’s Studies, feminist education and lifestyles.


Our 26th Annual Conference is in Florida, a mecca of environmental concerns from the ecological fragility of the everglades, to the exploration of extra-terrestrial environments and from the child-friendly environments of Fantasy and Adventure Lands to the deadly failure of foster care. Our theme is “Women and the Environment: Globalizing and Mobilizing” with internationally known Keynote Speaker, Dr. Vandana Shiva.

Many terms have been used: ecofeminism, envirofeminism, ecological feminism, feminist ecology to describe what emerged in the 1980’s as a third wave of feminism. The discourse has embraced an increasingly diverse body of scholarship and activism addressing the complex relationships and theoretical orientations women have with their external physical and social environments and their internal physiological and psychological environments.

We invite proposals on a broad range of topics on women and the environment, including but not limited to:
environmental justice,
environmental racism,
agromedicine,
women’s health,
reproductive technologies,
animal rights,
social ecology,
bioregionalism,
indigenous rights,
biopolitics,
genetic and bio-engineering,
biodiversity,
sustainability,
environmental ethics,
women-in-development,
spiritualism,
history,
household ecology and economy,
food safety and security,
demography, and
economics.

We welcome a multiplicity of voices on these topics and encourage interdisciplinary and cross-cultural proposals from all fields embracing Women’s Studies.
Geographical Scope: National
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