Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development
Janet Reibstein's mother and two aunts grew up in New Jersey amid a close-knit, extended Jewish family set apart only by a genetic propensity for breast cancer. Over fifty years, the disease claims Janet's two aunts, then her mother, then a cousin. Finally Janet must face the far-reaching decision of whether to undergo a preemptive mastectomy herself.
A history of the disease in America as well as a story of sisters, mothers and daughters, and the men who love them,Staying Alive is ultimately a tale of extraordinary strength and of the power of love in survival.
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Review: Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and DevelopmentUser Review - Hoku - Goodreads
Dense read. Each sentence packs a punch. Her perspective is utterly enticing and inspiring. Women, ecology, and development seems like it could never be in one sentence--other than an eco-feminist one ... Read full review
Review: Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and DevelopmentUser Review - Ike Sharpless - Goodreads
A solid introduction to ecofeminism in particular and Shiva's brand of anti-globalization agroecology more generally (although Earth Democracy provides more of an 'entry level' critique). As with most ... Read full review
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