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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The author makes a convincing case for the role woman have in the conservation and sustainable agriculture movement. But the ultimate disappointment was the "radical scientist" position the author ... Read full review

Review: Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development

User Review  - Goodreads

The author makes a convincing case for the role woman have in the conservation and sustainable agriculture movement. But the ultimate disappointment was the "radical scientist" position the author ... 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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