Centre members Rebecca ElmhirstDian Ekowati, Alice Owen and Elona M.Hoover have contributed to an exciting new open access edited book collection, Contours of Feminist Political Ecology (2023, Palgrave Macmillan). Co-edited by Rebecca Elmhirst, with collaborative chapter contributions from Elmhirst, Ekowati, Owen and Hoover, the book sets out the contours of feminist political ecology (FPE) as a major contribution to ongoing debates in the field.

In an innovative methodological twist, the edited book engages the reader in conversations that have emerged from the multi-sited and cross-generational dialogues of the EU H2020 Marie Curie Sklodowska Innovative Training Network-funded Well-Being Ecology Gender cOmmunities (WEGO) network over the last four years. The conversations explore topics that range from climate change and extractivism, to body politics and health, degrowth, care and community well-being. The authors reflect on their collective learning process as they map out the new directions of FPE research and analysis. The chapters highlight WEGO transnational/transdisciplinary conversations with local communities, social movements and different academic spaces. The book foregrounds the ethics of doing feminist work inside and outside academe and brings to life the importance of doing reflexive research aware of situated historical and contemporary geographical contours of power

Specific chapters from members of the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics include:

Sketching Out the Contours

  • Ana Agostino, Rebecca Elmhirst, Marlene Gómez, Wendy Harcourt, Panagiota Kotsila

Untold Climate Stories: Feminist Political Ecology Perspectives on Extractivism, Climate Colonialism and Community Alternatives

  • Dian Ekowati, Siti Maimunah, Alice Owen, Eunice Wangari Muneri, Rebecca Elmhirst

Extracting Us: Co-curating Creative Responses to Extractivism Through a Feminist Political Ecology Praxis

  • Alice Owen, Siti Maimunah, Dian Ekowati, Elona M. Hoover, Rebecca Elmhirst