Ecological security seems increasingly precarious and battles over land and models of economic development now lead to military conflicts. The Gendered New World Order addresses the compelling issue of how gender connects the global problems of militarism, underdevelopment, and environmental decay. Scholars from around the world make connections between seemingly disparate issues such as refugees, polluted waters, bombed vilages, massive dam projects, starving children, deforestation, nuclear arms buildup and the rights of women.
Jennifer Turpin is Associate Professor and Chair of the Women's Studies Department at the University of San Francisco. Her previous books include Rethinking Peace, Reinventing the Soviet Self and The Web of Violence. Lois Ann Lorentzen is Associate Professor of Social Ethics at the University of San Francisco. Her articles on environmnetal ethics and women and development emerge from extensive fieldwork in Cental America where she worked as a wilderness guide and refugee settlement worker.