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Feminism and Geography

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Geography is a subject which throughout its history has been dominated by men; men have undertaken the heroic explorations which form the mythology of its foundation, men have written most of its texts and, as many feminist geographers have remarked, mena s interests have structured what counts as legitimate geographical knowledge. This book offers a sustained examination of the masculinism of contemporary geographical discourses. Drawing on the work of feminist theories about the intersection of power, knowledge and subjectivity, different aspects of the disciplinea s masculinism are discussed in a series of essays which bring influential approaches in recent geography together with feminist accounts of the space of the everyday, the notion of a sense of place and views of landscape. In the final chapter, the spatial imagery of a variety of feminists is examined in order to argue that the geographical imagination implicit in feminist discussions of the politics of location is one example of a geography which does not deny difference in the name of a universal masculinity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 18mm | 340.2g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 0745611567
  • 9780745611563
  • 569,091

About Gillian Rose

Gillian Rose is Lecturer in Geography at the University of Edinburgh.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. 1. Feminism and Geography: An Introduction. 2. Women and Everyday Spaces. 3. No Place for Women?. 4. The Geographical Imagination: Knowledge and Critique. 5. Looking at Landscape: The Uneasy Pleasures of Power. 6. Spatial Divisions and Other Spaces: Production, Reproduction and Beyond. 7. A Politics of Paradoxical Space. Notes to Chapters.show more

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a Ita s very personal, very courageous, and very challenging.a Derek Gregory, Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia a .subtle and sophisticated.this is an important book.a The Geographical Journal a This is an important book in the development of feminist geography.a Geography a ... A greatly needed assessment of recent work influenced by the fertile connections between feminism and geography.a Progress in Human Geographyshow more

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