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Shiva, Vandana

Works: 537 works in 1,420 publications in 7 languages and 25,760 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Environmental films  Live-action/animation films  Patents  Science films  Wildlife films  Filmed interviews  Short films  History 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Performer, Contributor, Other, Film editor, Collector, Speaker, Commentator
Classifications: HD1691, 343.0924
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Flow : for love of water by Irena Salina( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,192 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 1,171 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 )

48 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should women see a relationship between patriarchal oppression and the destruction of Nature in the name of profit and progress? How can they counter the violence inherent in these processes? Should they look to a link between the women's movement and other social movements? The authors offer an analysis of such issues from a unique North-South perspective. They 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. In constructing their own ecofeminist epistemology and methodology, they look at movements advocating consumer liberation, subsistence production and sustainability, and argue for an acceptance of limits and reciprocity and the endless commoditification of needs.-- From publisher's description
Staying alive : women, ecology, and development by Vandana Shiva( Book )

56 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,045 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
Stolen harvest : the hijacking of the global food supply by Vandana Shiva( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 1,017 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.--
Water wars : privatization, pollution and profit by Vandana Shiva( Book )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 990 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
Biopiracy : the plunder of nature and knowledge by Vandana Shiva( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Internationally renowned environmentalist Vandana Shiva argues that genetic engineering and the cloning of organisms are "the ultimate expression of the commercialization of science and the commodification of nature ... life itself is being colonized." The resistance to this biopiracy--the use of intellectual property systems to legitimize the exclusive ownership and control over biological resource and biological products and processes that have been used over centuries in non-industrialized cultures--is the struggle to conserve both cultural and biological diversity. Since the land, the forests, the oceans, and the atmosphere have already been colonized, eroded, and polluted, Northern capital is now looking for new colonies to exploit and invade for further accumulation--in Shiva's view, the interior spaces of the bodies of women, plants, and animals. Featuring a new introduction by the author, this edition of Biopiracy is a learned, clear, and passionately stated objection to the ways in which Western businesses are being allowed to expropriate natural processes and traditional forms of knowledge."--
Earth democracy : justice, sustainability, and peace by Vandana Shiva( Book )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 772 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
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 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beekeepers and scientists explore the mysterious worldwide crisis of disappearing honeybees
The violence of the green revolution : Third World agriculture, ecology, and politics by Vandana Shiva( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 576 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 480 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."--Jacket
Monocultures of the mind : perspectives on biodiversity and biotechnology by Vandana Shiva( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 435 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
Close to home : women reconnect ecology, health, and development worldwide by Vandana Shiva( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seminar on "Women, ecology and health: rebuilding connections", which has provided the basis for the material presented in this book, was held in Bangalore in southern India from July 17-22, 1991
Hijacking catastrophe : 9/11, fear & the selling of American empire( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film discusses how the events of 9/11/2001 have influenced United States politics, from advancing a pre-existing military agenda to rolling back civil liberties and social programs. This documentary features interviews with leading commentators on the events of 9/11 and the war in Iraq
Protect or plunder? : understanding intellectual property rights by Vandana Shiva( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 382 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
Making peace with the earth by Vandana Shiva( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making Peace with the Earth outlines how a paradigm shift to earth-centred politics and economics is our only chance of survival and how collective resistance to corporate exploitation can open the way to a new environmentalism."--Pub. desc
Grabbing back : essays against the global land grab by Alexander Reid Ross( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Climate change ravages the earth, while wealthy elites try to grab as much of the world's diminishing resources as possible. As Vandana Shiva writes, land is life. But land, and the struggle to possess it, is also power-- colonial and corporate power, to be sure, but also the power of the dispossessed to rise up and call for an end to the global land grab. Grabbing Back maps this struggle, bringing together analysis that uncover the politics of cultivation and control. In this unprecedented collection, on-the-ground activists join forces with critically acclaimed scholars to documents the commodification and consumption of space, from foreclosed homes to annihilated rainforests, from ecotourism in Sri Lanka to the tar sands of Montana, and to outline the strategies and tactics that might halt the destruction"--Page 4 of cover
Bullshit( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary, following environmental activist and nuclear physicist Vandana Shiva for a period of two years, a whirlwind tour from her organic farm at the foot of the Himalayas to the summit of the World Trade Organization in Mexico to a protest outside the European Patents Office in Munich. Here, in these institutions of power, Shiva does battle with the proponents of globalization, multi-national corporations like Monsanto, an American bio-tech company manufacturing genetically modified foods (whom Shiva holds responsible for a rash of farmers' suicides) and Coca-Cola, accused of depleting and contaminating groundwater in India ... The film elucidates some of the most pressing social and technological questions of the 21st century - can genetically modified foods alleviate world hunger? is it legal for corporations to patent natural crops? can indigenous knowledge inform modern genetic engineering?
Science for survival( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the work of women political activists Vandana Shiva, Sharadini Dahanukar, and Prabha Shekar to apply traditional knowledge and values to the development of science and technology in India
Vandana Shiva : pour une désobéissance créatrice : entretiens by Lionel Astruc( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stolen harvest : the hijacking of the global food supply
Alternative Names
Shiva, V. 1952-

Śiva, Vandanā 1952-

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva 1952-

Vandana Shiva attivista e ambientalista indiana

Vandana Shiva Filósofa ecofeminista india

Vandana Shiva filósofa india

Vandana Shiva Indiaas filosofe

Vandana Shiva indische Physikerin

Vandana Shiva philosophe indienne

Vandana Siva

Vandanā Śiva 1952-

VandanaShiva 1952-

Βαντάνα Σίβα

Вандана Шива

Шива, Вандана

Վանդանա Շիվա

ואנדנה שיווה פילוסופית הודית

واندانا شیوا فیزیک‌دان، نویسنده، و فیلسوف هندی

واندنا شوا

वंदना शिवा

वन्दना शिवा

বন্দনা শিব ভারতীয় দার্শনিক

ਵੰਦਨਾ ਸ਼ਿਵਾ

ବନ୍ଦନା ଶିବା

வந்தனா சிவா

వందన శివ

ವಂದನಾ ಶಿವ

വന്ദന ശിവ

වන්දනා ශිවා

시바, 반다나 1952-


シヴァ, ヴァンダナ


Staying alive : women, ecology, and developmentStolen harvest : the hijacking of the global food supplyWater wars : privatization, pollution and profitBiopiracy : the plunder of nature and knowledgeEarth 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 crisisMonocultures of the mind : perspectives on biodiversity and biotechnologyProtect or plunder? : understanding intellectual property rights