Sketching out the contours

Rebecca Elmhirst, Wendy Harcourt, Ana Agostino, Marlene Gomez, Panagiota Kotsila

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In this chapter, we set out the book’s engagements with feminist political ecology (FPE) theory and practice. We first position the book in relation to FPE discussions underlying how the field is evolving as an open-ended set of discourses responding to the different crises and disruptions caused by the last years of environmental, climate, health, economic and political crises. We then briefly explain how the book was shaped through four years of the relationships and knowledge co-production within the Wellbeing, Ecology, Gender and Community Innovative Training Network (WEGO-ITN), followed by a discussion on the main themes emerging in the book chapters and a finishing with a section indicating where the contributors of the book are heading next. The book is rooted in the networks and journeys between activism, academia and policy arenas reflecting on the many situated conversations and stories within FPE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContours of Feminist Political Ecology
EditorsWendy Harcourt, Ana Agostino, Rebecca Elmhirst, Marlene Gomez, Panagiota Kotsila
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783031209284
ISBN (Print)9783031209277
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

This chapter was funded by the Wellbeing Ecology Gender and cOmmunities Innovation Training Network (WEGO-ITN) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764908-WEGO 2018-2021.


  • feminisms
  • political ecology
  • social movements
  • degrowth
  • extractivism
  • care
  • gender studies


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