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Women, the environment and sustainable development towards a theoretical synthesis

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Published by Zed Books in association with INSTRAW in London, Atlantic Highlands, N.J .
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  • Women in development.,
  • Women and the environment.,
  • Sustainable development.,
  • Human ecology.,
  • Conservation of natural resources.,
  • Feminist theory.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-213) and index.

StatementRosi Braidotti ... [et al.].
ContributionsBraidotti, Rosi., International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women.
LC ClassificationsHQ1240 .W6627 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 220 p. ;
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1078678M
ISBN 101856491838, 1856491846
LC Control Number94001964

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