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Shiva, Vandana

Works: 465 works in 1,274 publications in 12 languages and 22,498 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Environmental films  Live-action/animation films  Patents  Science films  Wildlife films  Filmed interviews  Short films  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Performer, Contributor, Other, Film editor, Commentator, Collector
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 1,269 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. Educational edition includes both the 80 minute version with bonus features and the 40 minute classroom version. Study guide available at
Staying alive : women, ecology, and development by Vandana Shiva( Book )

64 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,098 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
Ecofeminism by Maria Mies( Book )

48 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,056 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
Water wars : privatization, pollution and profit by Vandana Shiva( Book )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,007 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
Stolen harvest : the hijacking of the global food supply by Vandana Shiva( Book )

39 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 998 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
Biopiracy : the plunder of nature and knowledge by Vandana Shiva( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 858 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 )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A leading voice in struggles for global justice, Vandana Shiva is a world-renowned environmental activist and physicist. In Earth Democracy, Shiva updates the struggles she helped bring to international attention--against genetic food engineering, cultural theft, and natural resource privatization--uncovering their link to the rising tide of fundamentalism, violence against women, and planetary death."--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 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beekeepers and scientists explore the mysterious worldwide crisis of disappearing honeybees
Soil not oil : environmental justice in a time of climate crisis by Vandana Shiva( Book )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 727 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
The violence of the green revolution : Third World agriculture, ecology, and politics by Vandana Shiva( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 561 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
Monocultures of the mind : perspectives on biodiversity and biotechnology by Vandana Shiva( Book )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 465 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
Tomorrow's biodiversity by Vandana Shiva( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 463 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 )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 412 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
Hijacking catastrophe 9/11, fear & the selling of American empire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 399 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
Protect or plunder? : understanding intellectual property rights by Vandana Shiva( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 351 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
Biopolitics : a feminist and ecological reader on biotechnology by Vandana Shiva( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and German and held by 348 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
Making peace with the earth by Vandana Shiva( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 267 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
Bullshit( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 47 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 40 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
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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 Indiaas filosofe

Vandana Shiva Indian philosopher

Vandana Shiva indische Physikerin

Vandana Siva

Vandanā Śiva 1952-

VandanaShiva 1952-

Βαντάνα Σίβα

Вандана Шива

Шива, Вандана

واندانا شیوا فیزیک‌دان، نویسنده، و فیلسوف هندی

واندنا شوا

वंदना शिवा

ਵੰਦਨਾ ਸ਼ਿਵਾ

ବନ୍ଦନା ଶିବା

வந்தனா சிவா

వందన శివ

ವಂದನಾ ಶಿವ

വന്ദന ശിവ

වන්දනා ශිවා


シヴァ, ヴァンダナ


English (380)

Italian (30)

Spanish (21)

German (14)

French (11)

Turkish (6)

Korean (3)

Chinese (3)

Japanese (2)

Catalan (2)

Thai (2)

Finnish (1)

EcofeminismWater wars : privatization, pollution and profitStolen harvest : the hijacking of the global food supplyBiopiracy : the plunder of nature and knowledgeEarth democracy : justice, sustainability, and peaceSoil not oil : environmental justice in a time of climate crisisThe violence of the green revolution : Third World agriculture, ecology, and politicsMonocultures of the mind : perspectives on biodiversity and biotechnology