Affecting Geospatial Technologies: Toward a Feminist Politics of Emotion*

@article{Kwan2007AffectingGT,
  title={Affecting Geospatial Technologies: Toward a Feminist Politics of Emotion*},
  author={Mei-po Kwan},
  journal={The Professional Geographer},
  year={2007},
  volume={59},
  pages={22 - 34}
}
  • M. Kwan
  • Published 1 February 2007
  • Sociology
  • The Professional Geographer
Abstract Building on earlier contributions to feminist understanding of geospatial technologies (GT), I seek to further develop feminist perspectives on GT along new directions. I argue that an attention to the importance of affect (feelings and emotions) and the performative nature of GT practices offers a distinctive critical edge to feminist work on GT. I emphasize the need for GT practitioners to contest the dominant meanings and uses of GT, and to participate in struggles against the… 
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