Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development

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Zed Books, 1988 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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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 Development

User 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 Development

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

This is a great book. I've been thinking about the forest and science and sustainable life. I want to study the science she calls the "ecological or feminine principal" and avoid reductionist science ... Read full review

Contents

DEVELOPMENT ECOLOGY AND WOMEN
1
SCIENCE NATURE AND GENDER
14
WOMEN IN NATURE
38
WOMEN IN THE FOREST
55
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Janet Reibstein is a clinical psychologist and professor who has written and broadcast widely on the psychology of relationships. She is married with two sons and lives in the U.K. This is her fourth book.

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