A Companion to Feminist Geography (Blackwell Companions to by Lise Nelson, Joni Seager

By Lise Nelson, Joni Seager

A significant other to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and variety of this shiny and great box. It indicates how feminist geography has altered the panorama of geographical inquiry and information because the Nineteen Seventies, reframing basic techniques throughout various disciplines, together with structure, environmental stories, and geography. additional, it situates feminist geography in the context of geographical inspiration and inside of interdisciplinary feminist debates.
The significant other, that includes members from around the globe, explores the varied literatures that include feminist geography at the present time, tracing the emergence of key debates within the box. the amount displays some of the websites and destinations from which feminist geographical research is being produced; and it contains a systematic evaluation of feminist contributions to significant sub-fields in geography, masking either confirmed topics, similar to exertions, city, and environmental geography, and rising parts of scholarship, resembling the physique and the state.

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As Nicky Gregson has pointed out, “it is still overwhelmingly women who shop . . just as much as it is women who form the majority of retail sales workers” (Gregson, 1995, p. 137; also see Lowe and Crewe, 1991). Shopping spaces are thus very much part of women’s spatial experience, and marketing strategies often make extensive use of ideas about gender, simultaneously addressing women as consumers and objectifying women’s bodies. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that consumer spaces stir up troubling emotions and associations for many women.

Davidson, R. Duffy, V. I. -M. Green, L. Johnston, S. Lilley, C. Listerborn, M. Marshy, S. McEwan, N. O’Connor, G. Rose, B. Vivat and N. Wood, Subjectivities, Knowledges, and Feminist Geographies. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. Johnston, L. and Valentine, G. (1995) Wherever I lay me girlfriend, that’s my home: the performance and surveillance of lesbian identities in domestic environments. In D. Bell and G. Valentine (eds), Mapping Desire. London: Routledge. Kramer, J. L. (1995) Bachelor farmers and spinsters: gay and lesbian identities and communities in rural North Dakota.

Instead, as in many other areas, women combine paid and unpaid work, while the lack of job prospects for young men from educationally and materially disadvantaged backgrounds has prompted concern about a “crisis in masculinity” (Campbell, 1993; McDowell, 2001). The decline of the cotton industry in northwest England resulted in job losses of a similar magnitude to those suffered in northeast England but did not prompt the same scale of government intervention to attract new employers into the region.

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