Intersections: Clear-cutting, sustainable forestry, and women's activism in Nova Scotia
LE3 .A278 2004
Auger, Jeanette C.
Bachelor of Arts
This thesis explores clear-cutting practices and sustainable forestry alternatives in Nova Scotia, while focusing on how women's activism can effect ecological and social change. A content analysis was conducted on women's environmental activism, ecofeminsim and ecology literature in order to determine the emerging themes and impetus for community change. For generations androcentric practices of industrial forestry have failed to plan for the future of the environment and its impact on local communities. Thus, community battles have taken place between the cultural space of forest, its corresponding community identities and the struggle for political power. Embedded within these cultural spaces are a multitude of idenities in which women's activism has emerged as an individual and community response. Through the process of community mobilization women in local communities discover and locate their political voice and successfully shift these androcentric structures toward a sustainable community model.
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