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Hegemonic Waters and Rethinking Natures Otherwise Harris, Leila

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This chapter examines key questions related to uneven access to water in relation to green economy debates. In particular, what are our assumptions about resources and nature, and what would it mean to think about these concepts otherwise building on feminist, decolonizing, and other critical approaches and methodologies? How does the continuing orientation of feminist political ecology towards the global South inform and complicate such discussions and theorizations? The chapter looks at how green technologies play out unevenly in gendered and racialized terms, and how these shifts (dis)connect populations and places and hide key relationships and interconnections. Working through some of these conceptual issues, the paper suggests that closer engagement with theories and approaches in feminist and postcolonial theory is helpful to rethinking natures and feminist political ecologies otherwise.

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