Feminism and Social Theory in Geography: An Introduction*

  title={Feminism and Social Theory in Geography: An Introduction*},
  author={Karen Dias and Jennifer Blecha},
  journal={The Professional Geographer},
  pages={1 - 9}
Abstract This essay introduces a collection of articles based on papers developed for a Fall 2004 speaker series at the University of Minnesota. The articles address the continued relevance of feminist geography and the unique contributions of feminist perspectives in various areas of geographic research. They also point out directions for needed future research. This introduction briefly reviews the successes of and remaining challenges to feminist geography, including material inequities yet… 
Generative spaces of gender and feminist geography in Singapore: entanglements of the personal and political
Abstract While geographers’ work in Southeast Asia has yet to engage substantively with theoretical developments in gender/feminist studies generated by Anglo-American academic centers, we argue that
Canadian feminist geography in the 21st century
Abstract In this country report, I offer a resident-outsider’s perspective on the recent history and current landscape of Canadian feminist geography. I highlight the institutional framework that
Gender and geography II: bridging the gap — feminist, queer, and the geographical imaginary
Within geography, the flourishing of studies on sexuality indicate the vibrancy of scholarship that approaches sexuality as a nexus of the global and the intimate, where the most private and
Feminist Geographies “Beyond” Gender: de-Coupling Feminist Research and the Gendered Subject
Increasingly feminist geographers are breaking the ties between feminist research and gendered subjects, envisioning feminist scholarship “beyond gender.” How did this trend emerge? This essay traces
Critical geography: anger and hope
I Deradicalization? Leftist academics in the Anglo-American world,1 if we are to believe some commentators, have won. Observers on the Right, such as Roger Kimball (1991), warn against the rise of
Feminism, bodily difference and non‐representational geographies
Over the past 10 years, a body of work, collectively known as non-representational geographies, has emerged within human geography. Broad in its empirical and theoretical emphasis, its main ethos is
Affecting Geospatial Technologies: Toward a Feminist Politics of Emotion*
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
Foreign-born Scholars in US Universities: Issues, Concerns, and Strategies
This symposium focuses on foreign-born geographers pursuing careers in US colleges and universities. Though foreign-born scholars make up a significant portion of the US geography professoriate,
Towards a Feminist Carceral Geography? Of Female Offenders and Prison Spaces
Women’s incarceration is a topic on the margins of carceral studies, but it is also one of the first subjects explored by early carceral geography research. Dirsuweit’s (1999) article, on South
Conflating Privilege and Vulnerability: A Reflexive Analysis of Emotions and Positionality in Postgraduate Fieldwork
Grounded in a self-reflexive, intersectional analysis of positionality, we examine emotions in fieldwork through the autobiographical accounts that we gathered during our postgraduate ethnographic


Feminist Geopolitics Revisited : Body Counts in Iraq *
Feminist geography and political geography still represent two solitudes within the discipline. While increased traffic between these different parts of the discipline points to a degree of
A Feminist Glossary of Human Geography
A Feminist Glossary of Human Geography is the first guide to the main theories, concepts and terms commonly used in geographical debates about gender relations. Written by key contributors to
Mapping race and gender in the academy: the experiences of women of colour faculty and graduate students in Britain, the US and Canada
This paper examines the experiences of women of colour in geography. An analysis of qualitative, open‐ended questionnaires with women of colour geography faculty and graduate students in North
The representation of women in academic Geography: contexts, climate and curricula
This Symposium integrates quantitative and qualitative information to assess the representation of women in academic geography in The Netherlands, Catalonia, Hungary and Singapore. It offers
The Space That Race Makes
This essay is a revision of a paper prepared for an NSF workshop on race and geography. Participants in the workshop were asked to offer their views on the topic and our suggestions for further
Theorizing and Researching Intersectionality: A Challenge for Feminist Geography*
Abstract This article focuses on the concept of intersectionality, which is being used within the wider social sciences by feminists to theorize the relationship between different social categories:
Thinking/Doing the ‘F’ Word: On Power in Feminist Methodologies
In this introduction, we provide a context for the following collection of papers, noting the impetus behind our call for submissions for a paper session on ‘Feminist Methodologies,’ to be presented
‘Stuffed if I know!’: Reflections on post‐modern feminist social research
Abstract This paper tells the tale of a social research project which has been situated within and shaped by the flux of current feminist debates. In particular it addresses the challenges posed by
On the Relationship Between Queer and Feminist Geographies
Abstract Despite their diverse and contested characters, queer and feminist geographies have much in common historically, theoretically, empirically, and politically. Following a brief discussion of
GPC Ten Years On: is self-reflexivity enough?
In the 10 years since the first issue of Gender, Place and Culture was published, feminist geography has grown, matured, become part of the normal curriculum in most departments of geography. The