women and peace

about Maria Mies

Maria Mies is a sociologist and author of several books on women, economic sustainability and the environment as well as articles in numerous journals. After returning from many years in India, she became head of the Women's Studies Programme at the Institute of Social Sciences in the Hague, and subsequently Professor of Sociology at the Fachhochschle in Cologne. Having retired from teaching in 1993, she continues to be active in a range of women's and environmental movements.

Books by Maria Mies available in English:

Ecofeminism (Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva)
The Subsistence Perspective: Beyond the Globalised Economy (Maria Mies and Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen)
Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale: Women in the International Division of Labour

Articles on our website:

On the occasion of President Bush's visit to Germany in February, 2005, Maria Mies, sociologist and activist addressed members of the peace movement. Here, our English translation: Mr. Bush, you are not welcome!

On International Women’s Day: It’s not enough for women to say: “That’s enough!”
Statement by WLOE members (including Maria) and friends, Bonn, Germany February 2006, concerning the “Women say NO to War” international petition drive.

This page last updated: 10 March 2006

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