Yayo Herrero

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Yayo Herrero
Yayo Herrero.jpg
Born1965
NationalitySpanish
Other namesYayo Herrero López
OccupationProfessor, researcher
Academic background
EducationSocial and Cultural Anthropology, Agricultural Engineering, Social Education and Educational Sciences
Academic work
Main interestsEcofeminism, ecosocialism

Yayo Herrero López (born Madrid, 1965) is a Spanish anthropologist, engineer, professor and ecofeminist activist. She is one of the most influential researchers in ecofeminism and ecosocialism at European level.[1]

Biography[edit]

Yayo Herrero graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Agricultural Engineering, Social Education and MAS in Education Sciences.

She has been state coordinator of Ecologists in Action and has participated in numerous social initiatives about promotion of Human rights and social ecology. Currently she is a professor at the National University of Distance Education and general director of FUHEM.[2] She collaborates regularly with various media, such as eldiario.es.[3]

Work[edit]

Herrero's research focuses in the current ecological crisis derived from the capitalist development and production model. In this sense, she argues that capitalism itself cannot exist without economic growth, but in a physical world that has limits, an indefinite growth is impossible.[4] Furthermore, she also argues that in this economic model superfluous jobs are prevailed, while the work that makes possible the maintenance of human life, such as agricultural production or reproductive labor, are completely precarious or directly excluded from any remuneration.[5]

In this way, she proposes a transition towards a different economic model, that takes into account the social inclusion of all people and that is compatible with the regeneration capacity of nature.[6]

Featured publications[edit]

  • "La gran encrucijada. Sobre la crisis ecosocial y el cambio de ciclo histórico". Libros en Acción, 2016.
  • "Ecologismo: una cuestión de límites". Encrucijadas. Revista Crítica de Ciencias Sociales, 2016.
  • "Apuntes introductorios sobre el Ecofeminismo". Boletín del Centro de Documentación Hegoa, 2015.
  • "Por una recuperación de la condición humana en un planeta con límites". Documentación social, 2013.
  • "Miradas ecofeministas para transitar a un mundo justo y sostenible". Revista de economía crítica, 2013.
  • "Golpe de estado en la biosfera: los ecosistemas al servicio del capital". Investigaciones feministas: papeles de estudios de mujeres, feministas y de género, 2011.
  • "¿Dominio o cuidado de la tierra?" Éxodo, 2011.
  • "Menos para vivir mejor: reflexiones sobre el necesario decrecimiento de la presión sobre los sistemas naturales". El Ecologista, 2010.
  • "Decrecimiento y mujeres. Cuidar: Una práctica política anticapitalista y antipatriarcal". Decrecimientos, 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Las ocho mujeres más influyentes en la protección del medio ambiente en España. La Vanguardia. 25 de maio de 2016. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Cambio en la Dirección General de FUHEM. 2012. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Eldiario.es. Autores – Yayo Herrero. (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Herrero, Yayo (2016). Ecologismo: una cuestión de límites. Encrucijadas. Revista crítica de Ciencias Sociales. (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Herrero, Yayo (2014). Producir y trabajar para mantener la vida humana. Viento Sur. (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Herrero, Yayo. (2013). Propuestas ecofeministas para transitar a un mundo justo y sostenible. Curso de Verano - Transiciones a la sustentabilidad: alternativas socioecológicas. (in Spanish)