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Mitwirkende: Brownhill, Leigh (McGill University)


Leigh Brownhill is a writer, editor, teacher and researcher, focused on ecological social movements, feminism and the political economies of food and energy, especially in East Africa. She is a research associate at the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University.

Leigh Brownhill ist Schriftstellerin, Herausgeberin, Pädagogin und Forscherin mit den Schwerpunkten ökologische soziale Bewegungen, Feminismus und die politischen Ökonomien der Nahrungsmittel- und Energieversorgung, insbesondere in Ostafrika. Sie ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Department of Natural Resource Sciences der McGill University.

Scientific lecture: The paper considers from an ecosocialist, ecofeminist perspective the 'growing pains' of the halting but ongoing transition from capital to a post-capitalist, post-oil age. The paper focuses on ongoing processes of degrowth and de-alienation, founded in actually-existing commoning and in social movements for food and energy sovereignty. While vocal activists include those publically counterposed against corporation and state; we argue that commoners’ and their movements to defend, amend and extend commoning, today constitute the vital force for late-capitalist degrowth.