Feminism and Geography

The Limits of Geographical Knowledge
Product Number: EB00132071
Released: Dec 02, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780745680491
Publisher: Polity
Please log in to view pricing


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, men'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 discipline'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.

Author(s): Gillian Rose
Original Publish Date: Nov 18, 2013

Sign up for our email newsletter