|Auteur(s)||Vandana Shiva, Lionel Astruc, Shannon de Viviés|
|Collection||Domaine du possible|
|Spécificités||177 p. ; 19 x 14 cm ; épaisseur : 1.3 cm ; reliure : Broché|
4e de couverture
Présentation en anglais
An icon worldwide for the ecological revolution and a leader of the
alter-globalization movement, Vandana Shiva has made teaching
by example the basis of her work. Walking the back roads of India
alone in the late 1980s in search of traditional seeds threatened
by industrial agriculture, she returned leading a procession of
500 000 demonstrators, farmers and activists, and with a network
of 120 seed banks in place. Her initiatives have borne fruit on
five continents and her legal proceedings against multinational
corporations have earned her numerous awards, including the
« alternative Nobel prize. » Wrapped in her timeless sari of artisanal
cotton, she calls upon each of us to become that « little nobody » who
can reverse current trends.
A doctor of quantum physics and philosophy, her history is marked by commitment, body and soul, to a country currently torn by an intense war for raw materials.
Why is a major paradigm shift likely in the coming years ? What
role should we play ? How does abundance for some and scarcity
for others result in the loss of food sovereignty for everyone ? What
is ecofeminism and how does it represent a major opportunity, for
men as well as women, and for the planet ?
This series of interviews alternately addresses both the major
challenges of today and the epic journey of this successor to Gandhi.
« An inspiring book. » Elle