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Dianne Rocheleau: The Feminist Political Ecology Legacy and Beyond

  • Lyla Mehta

Abstract

When one thinks of the key writers on FPE, gender, biodiversity, social movements and environmental politics, Dianne Rocheleau immediately comes to mind. Her work with colleagues on FPE has changed the nature of debate. She has also consistently and creatively drawn on different disciplinary approaches to enhance understandings of complex situations around the world and to seek out hidden perspectives with a view to advancing social and gender justice and reversing unequal power, and colonial and imperial relations. The article ‘Rooted Networks, Webs of Relations, and the Power of Situated Science: Bringing the Models Back Down to Earth in Zambrana’ is a very good example of such engaged and creative engagement that makes a difference to both scholarship and activist concerns. Rocheleau’s consistent dual commitment to both is something I have also tried to achieve throughout my professional career, and I have been inspired when following her work and journey.

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Social Movement Gender Relation Situate Knowledge Political Ecology Complex Assemblage 
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