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Shiva, Vandana

Works: 442 works in 1,075 publications in 12 languages and 19,715 library holdings
Genres: Patents  Film adaptations  Conference proceedings  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Performer, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: HD1691, 343.0924
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Most widely held works by Vandana Shiva
Water wars : privatization, pollution and profit by Vandana Shiva( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the global water trade as a lens, [the author] exposes the destruction of the earth and the disenfranchisement of the world's poor as they lose their right to a life-sustaining common good. [In this book, she] reveals how many of the most important conflicts of our time, most often camouflaged as ethnic wars or religious wars, such as the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, are in fact conflicts over scarce but vital natural resources--Back cover
Flow for love of water( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Builds a case against the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis ... begging the question: Can anyone really own water?"--Container
Dirt! the movie( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring live action and animation, this movie examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to
Ecofeminism by Maria Mies( Book )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking work remains as relevant today as when it was when first published. Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva, two world-renowned feminist environmental activists, critique prevailing economic theories, conventional concepts of women's emancipation, the myth of 'catching up' development, the philosophical foundations of modern science and technology, and the omission of ethics when discussing so many questions, including advances in reproductive technology and biotechnology
Stolen harvest : the hijacking of the global food supply by Vandana Shiva( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and Marathi and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vandana Shiva charts the impacts of globalized, corporate agriculture on small farmers, the environment, and the quality of the food we eat. With chapters on genetically engineered seeds, patents on life, mad cows and sacred cows, and the debate on shrimp farming, this is an impassioned and inspiring book that will shape the debate about genetic engineering and commercial agriculture for years to come
Staying alive : women, ecology, and development by Vandana Shiva( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De ontering van de natuur wordt verbonden met de ontering van vrouwen, met name in de derde wereld. De auteur analyseert de plaats van de Indiase vrouw in het milieu
Biopiracy : the plunder of nature and knowledge by Vandana Shiva( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing stories from India religion and the fate of agriculture by A. Whitney Sanford( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The costs of industrial agriculture are astonishing in terms of damage to the environment, human health, animal suffering, and social equity, and the situation demands that we expand our ecological imagination to meet this crisis. In response to growing dissatisfaction with the existing food system, farmers and consumers are creating alternate models of production and consumption that are both sustainable and equitable. In Growing Stories from India: Religion and the Fate of Agriculture, author A. Whitney Sanford uses the story of the deity Balaram and the Yamuna River as a foundation for discussing the global food crisis and illustrating the Hindu origins of agrarian thought. By employing narrative as a means of assessing modern agriculture, Sanford encourages us to reconsider our relationship with the earth. Merely creating new stories is not enough--she asserts that each story must lead to changed practices. Growing Stories from India demonstrates that conventional agribusiness is only one of many options and engages the work of modern agrarian luminaries to explore how alternative agricultural methods can be implemented"--Provided by publisher
Queen of the sun what are the bees telling us? by Taggart Siegel( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beekeepers and scientists explore the mysterious worldwide crisis of disappearing honeybees
Earth democracy : justice, sustainability, and peace by Vandana Shiva( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A leading voice in struggles for global justice, Vandana Shiva is a world renowned environmental activist and physicist. With Earth Democracy, her most extensive treatment of the struggles she helped bring to international attention-genetic food engineering, cultural theft, and natural resource privatization-Shiva uncovers their link to the rising tide of fundamentalisms, violence against women, and planetary death. Starting in the 16th century with the initial enclosure of the British commons, Shiva reveals how the commons continue to shrink as more natural resources are patented and privatized. As our ecological sustainability and cultural diversity erode, so too is human life rendered disposable. Through the forces of neoliberal globalization, economic and social exclusion ignite violence across lines of difference, threatening the lives of millions. Yet these brutal extinctions are not the only trend shaping human history. Struggles on the streets of Seattle and Cancún and in homes and farms across the world, have yielded a set of principles based on inclusion, nonviolence, reclaiming the commons, and freely sharing the earth's resources. These ideals, which Shiva calls Earth Democracy, serve as an urgent call to peace and as the basis for a just and sustainable future." -- Back cover
The violence of the green revolution : Third World agriculture, ecology, and politics by Vandana Shiva( Book )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Green Revolution is often touted as being one of independent India's most outstanding achievements. But behind the widely broadcast images of full granaries and an explorable gain surplus lies a grim tale of environmental and social carnage. In this book, already a classic, Vandana shiva, examines the impact of the Green Revolution in the state of Punjab. She documents the destruction of genetic diversity and soil fertility that resulted from the Green Revolution in the State, and also shows how the acute social and political conflicts that eventually emerged tore Punjab apart and continue to simmer. As India gets hopelessly mired in the brave new world of modern agriculture with its interactable problems, this book constitutes a warning about the horrors that lie ahead. It should spur the thoughtful and the concerned towards greater efforts in developing a workable, humane alternative
Soil not oil : environmental justice in a time of climate crisis by Vandana Shiva( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With Soil Not Oil, Vandana Shiva reveals what connects humanity's most urgent crises - food insecurity, peak oil, and climate change and why any attempt to solve one without addressing the others will get us nowhere." "Condemning industrial biofuels and agriculture as recipes for ecological and economic disaster, Shiva champions the small independent farm instead. With millions hungry and the earth's future at peril. only sustainable, biologically diverse farms that are more resistant to disease, drought, and flood can both feed and safeguard the world for generations to come. Bold and visionary, Soil Not Oil calls for a return to sound agricultural principles - and a world based on self-organization, community, and environmental justice."--BOOK JACKET
Tomorrow's biodiversity by Vandana Shiva( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vandana Shiva, the eminent Indian physicist and philosopher, is actively involved in opposing short-term programmes that will bring about long-term catastrophe: this book is part of that mission."--Jacket
Close to home : women reconnect ecology, health, and development worldwide by Vandana Shiva( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 20 years since environmental issues were first put on the international agenda at the Stockholm Conference, and concern for planetary survival has shifted from desertification to acid rain to ozone depletion to biodiversity. The official responses to all the various crises, however, has largely been one of offering technological and managerial 'fixes, ' which often fail to address or solve the basic ecological issues. Genuine, viable improvements can only be implemented at ground level, by those most strongly affected by the problem. Because of their location 'on the fringes, ' and their tr
Protect or plunder? : understanding intellectual property rights by Vandana Shiva( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intellectual property rights, TRIPS, patents - they sound technical, even boring. Yet what kinds of ideas, technologies, identification of genes, even manipulations of life forms can be owned and exploited for profit by giant corporations is a vital issue for our times. Vandana Shiva shows how the Western-inspired and unprecedented widening of the concept of intellectual property does not in fact stimulate human creativity and the generation of knowledge. Instead, it is being exploited by transnational corporations to increase their profits at the expense of the health of ordinary people especially the poor, and the age-old knowledge of the world's farmers. Intellectual protection is being transformed into corporate plunder. Little wonder popular resistance is rising around the world to the World Trade Organization, that polices this new intellectual world order, the pharmaceutical, biotech and other corporations which dominate it, and the new technologies they are foisting upon us
Monocultures of the mind : perspectives on biodiversity and biotechnology by Vandana Shiva( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Underlying her arguments is the view that the North's particular approach to scientific understanding has led to a system of monoculture in agriculture -- a model that is now being foisted on the South, displacing its societies ecologically sounder, indigenous and age-old experimences of truly sustainable food cultivation, forest management and animal husbandry. This rapidly accelerating process of technology and system transfer is impoverishing huge numbers of people, disrupting the social systems that provide them with security and dignity, and will ultimately result in a sterile planet in both North and South. In a policy intervention of potentially great significance, she calls instead for a halt, at international as well as local level, to the aid and market incentives to both large-scale destruction of habitats where biodiversity thrives and the introduction of centralised, homogeneous systems of cultivation. Book jacket."--Jacket
Hijacking catastrophe 9/11, fear & the selling of American empire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film discusses how the events of September 11, 2001 have influenced United States politics, from advancing a pre-existing military agenda to curtailing civil liberties and social programs. Places the Bush administration's justifications for the war in the context of the struggle by neo-conservatives to increase American power globally by means of force. Contends that the administration has deliberately manipulated intelligence, political imagery, and fear to garner support for American military intervention
Manifestos on the future of food & seed by Vandana Shiva( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biopolitics : a feminist and ecological reader on biotechnology by Vandana Shiva( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and German and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In deze reader over biotechnologie wordt de aard van biologische kennis en de relatie tussen kennis en natuur onderzocht. Ook worden de risico's van biotechnologie onder de loupe genomen en de ethische aspecten en het verantwoordelijkheidsbesef rond dit onderwerp. Duurzame ontwikkeling en Noord-Zuid betrekkingen zijn eveneens onderwerp van de artikelen. De reader bevat de volgende artikelen: Mobilizing critical communities and discourses on modern biotechnology / door Ingunn Moser; Human nature en Genes as causes / door Ruth Hubbard; Fractured images of science, language and power : a post-modern optic, of just bad eyesight? / door Evelyn Fox Keller; The limits of experimental knowledge : a feminist perspective on the ecological risks of genetic engineering / door Regine Kollek; Otherwordly conversations, terran topics, local terms / door Donna Haraway; Error-friendliness and the evolutionary impact of deliberate release of GMOs / door Christine von Weizsäcker; The greening of biotechnology : GMOs as environment-friendly products / doos Les Levidow and Joyce Tait; Biosemiotics and ethics / door Jesper Hoffmeyer;A 'genethics' that makes sense / door Rosalyn Diprose; Whose ethics for agricultural biotechnology? / door Les Levidow; Biotechnological development and the conservation of biodiversity / door Vandana Shiva; Biotechnology, patents and the Third World / door Cary Fowler; Biotechnology and the future of agriculture / door Henk Hobbelink; The seven dimensions of sustainable agriculture / door Nicanor Perlas; Epilogue : beyond reductionism / door Vandana Shiva
Biodiversity : social & ecological perspectives( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Shiva, V. 1952-

Śiva, Vandanā 1952-

Vandana Shiva.

Vandana Shiva 1952-

Vandanā Śiva 1952-

シヴァ, ヴァンダナ

EcofeminismStolen harvest : the hijacking of the global food supplyStaying alive : women, ecology, and developmentBiopiracy : the plunder of nature and knowledgeGrowing stories from India religion and the fate of agricultureEarth democracy : justice, sustainability, and peaceThe violence of the green revolution : Third World agriculture, ecology, and politicsSoil not oil : environmental justice in a time of climate crisis