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  FEMINISM and SOCIAL THEORY in GEOGRAPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
In feminist urban geography and political ecology, GIS and remote sensing are involved in qualitative research that explores the multiple realities (and stories) of livelihood and land-cover change in various cultural contexts.
Outside geography, feminist scholars in cultural and media studies have explored the role of GIS as a new representational medium.
In an attempt to traverse this gap, the notion of a feminist geopolitics is elaborated; it aims to bridge scholarship in feminist and political geography by creating a theoretical and political space in which geopolitics becomes a more gendered and racialized project, one that is epistemologically situated and embodied in its conception of security.
www.geog.umn.edu /events/Fall_04.html   (1164 words)

 Ecological Conversations: Joni Seager
Joni Seager is a scholar and activist in feminist geography, women's studies, and environmental studies.
In the environmental field, one of her primary areas of interest is in bringing feminist perspectives to bear on environmental policy and analysis.
As a feminist geographer, her atlases on the global status of women ("The State of Women in the World Atlas", 1997) have received considerable critical acclaim.
ecocon.uoregon.edu /Fellows/seager.htm   (428 words)

 GENDER & GEOGRAPHY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
This course in an introduction to gender and geography.
It will examine the role of gender in the study of geography, which is concerned with places, linkages, patterns of flow, locations, landscape, the social/political/economic production of space, and all forms of spatial and temporal relationships.
The objectives of the course are to introduce a spatial perspective to feminist inquiry and to introduce a gendered aspect to geographic studies at the undergraduate level.
www.geog.buffalo.edu /~mcope/courses/geo426   (306 words)

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The subject of her book is how one type of human geography, "masculinist," has been constituted and defined as geography in male-dominated academia, and how feminist perspectives can respond to it.
Though Rose brings together some of the substantive works in feminist geography, her primary concern is with the way geographers think and produce work, and she therefore focuses more on the "gender of geography" than the "geography of gender." [3] A lot is packed into this small volume (200 pages, including notes).
Self-representation is key to women's advancement in geography, she says, as is recognizing our multiple axes of identity, and practicing "strategic mobility" by moving between the center of academic geography and its margin to ultimately subvert that center.
www.infomotions.com /serials/pmc/pmc-v5n2-morin-gender.txt   (1658 words)

 History :: Department of Geography, University of Kentucky
The geography courses were transferred to the new department and additional course offerings in geography were approved for undergraduate and master's degree programs.
While there was evidence of interest in geography both in and outside the university, educators deplored the meager offerings and the ineffective teaching of geography in the state's secondary schools.
The need for a separate geography program was clearly demonstrated during the next two decades, but it was the decision of President Donovan to recommend the establishment of a Geography Department within the College of Arts and Sciences in 1944.
www.uky.edu /AS/Geography/History/index.php   (2655 words)

 Feminist geography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Feminist geography is an approach to study in human geography which applies the theories, methods and critiques of feminism to the study of the human environment, society and geographical space.
Feminist geography is often considered part of a broader postmodern approach to the subject which is not primarily concerned with the development of conceptual theory in itself but rather focuses on the real experiences of individuals and groups in their own localities, upon the geographies that they live in within their own communities.
One example of a global topic of feminist geography research is the worldwide migration of women from the Third World to the First World to perform domestic labor and sex work.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Feminist_geography   (485 words)

 A Companion to Feminist Geography - Book Information
A Companion to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and diversity of this vibrant and substantive field.
Lise Nelson is Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Oregon, where she teaches courses on globalization, politics, and gender in Latin America and the United States.
She is the co-founder of a feminist environmental NGO, the "Committee on Women, Population, and Environment." Her previous publications include The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World (2003) and Putting Women in Place (co-author, 2001).
www.blackwellpublishing.com /book.asp?ref=1405101865&site=1   (226 words)

 Gender, Identity and Place: Understanding Feminist Geographies Economic Geography - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Toward the end of the introductory chapter, McDowell indicates that she intends this book to be read in conjunction with other recent texts on feminist geography as an introduction for "those of you beginning your careers as geographers" and "others just curious about what feminist geography might be" (p.
For example, the work of feminist theorist Nancy Fraser plays a critical role in McDowell's discussion of equality and sexual difference, while anthropologist James Clifford's "translocal culture" provides an important touchstone for her discussion of migration and travel.
In Chapter 4, "Community, City and Locality," the author explores a key topic in feminist research: the social and cultural construction of gender relations and its expression in the built environment of urban areas.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3660/is_200107/ai_n8957583   (786 words)

 PSU | Department of Geography | Human Geography
Researchers in urban geography often collaborate with economic, human, transportation, historical, and political geographers to describe forces that shape cities and their policies.
Melissa Wright researches the urban geographies in Mexico, Latin America, the Mexico-U.S. border, and the export-processing zones of southern China.
Feminist geographers study women's roles in particular places and how women's roles are changing as a result of economic, social, or political factors.
www.geog.psu.edu /human   (739 words)

 Clark University | Economic Geography
The second section takes up several key themes in the large body of feminist research on global economic processes, which is also largely absent from the economic globalization literature: the gendering of work, gender and structural adjustment programs, and mobility and diaspora.
The article demonstrates how a feminist analysis of globalization entails far more than recognizing the importance of gender; it requires substantial rethinking of how to conceptualize, study, and act in relation to economic globalization.
I argue that economic globalization is an inherently geographic phenomenon in relation to the transcendence and switchability of geographic scales and discursive practices as sociospatial constructions.
www.clarku.edu /ECONGEOGRAPHY/issue.cfm?issue=2002_03.html   (1125 words)

 History of Women in Geography - Supporting Women in Geography
"Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century: Geographic Perspectives on Women." Eds.
Geography is the science of place and space.
Human geography is concerned with the spatial aspects of human existence - how people and their activity are distributed in space, how they use and perceive space, and how they create and sustain the places that make up the earth's surface.
www.geography.wisc.edu /swig/geography.htm   (572 words)

 Denis Linehan Nature of Geography GG3101 UCC Cork
This level of sophisitication, it is argued, is demanded by the new geographies of globalisation and the development of social movements at the end of the 20th century which have demanded new rights for the individual and new communities.
At the heart of these new geographies it is argued, is a re-consideration of the human subject and the ways in which it is placed and spaced.
It is argued also the feminist geography forms part of the `cultural turn', in that it demands that we formulate space and place in terms of social relations.
www.ucc.ie /ucc/depts/geography/stafhome/denis/gg3001-4.htm   (1902 words)

 Feminist Geography
There is a very interesting and informative website on the intersection of Women, Gender and Feminist Theory with Urban Planning that includes liks to reading lists, discussion groups, community and professional organizations, journals, etc. here.
There is a sample syllabus for a Feminist Geography course located here.
Geography and Gender: An Introduction to Feminist Geography.
www.cddc.vt.edu /feminism/geo.html   (261 words)

 Geography and Urban Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Urban, economic, and feminist geography, feminist and critical race theory, urban social theory, urban poverty and labor markets, labor and community organizing, information technologies and economic empowerment, qualitative methods.
Gilbert’s research interests are in areas of urban and economic geography, feminist and critical race studies, and social action research.
Specifically, her research has examined how the current political and economic conditions have resulted in an emphasis on organizing across race, class, and gender boundaries and a strategy of jumping scale from local to international forms of organizing and resistance.
www.temple.edu /gus/faculty/gilbert.htm   (811 words)

 Books & Articles
Between neoliberalism and cultural conservatism, spatial divisions and multiplications of hospice labor,” Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 11, pp.
Are we there yet?” Feminist political geography, Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 10, pp.
Special issue on the political geographies of care, Environment & Planning A, with Lynn Staeheli, 35, pp.
faculty.washington.edu /~michaelb/books_articles.html   (209 words)

 Alison Mountz
I research the cultural geography of migration and refugee circuits and the implementation of immigration policy.
This course explores contemporary approaches to urban geography and will focus particularly on “the urban condition” of life in cities in an era characterized by global flows of people, capital, goods, and information.
After reviewing some of the basic ideas of feminist geography, this course will explore the gendered spaces of everyday life as sites of oppression and resistance where identities are made and re-made across the landscape.
www.maxwell.syr.edu /geo/faculty_current/mountz.htm   (874 words)

 Linda Peake | Social Science | York University
Commencing with a brief overview of its major theoretical concerns and empirical investigations, the focus turns to feminist geographers' concerns with difference, encounters with others, the transgression of boundaries and the intersections between gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, class and other social divisions.
Particular attention will be given to studies of the construction and representation of normative bodies and identities in specific places as well as to the role of the environment, space and place in their constitution.
The course ends with a focus on the academic practices of feminist geography in relation to teaching and fieldwork.
www.arts.yorku.ca /sosc/lpeake/fem_geog.html   (611 words)

 Department of Geography - Syllabus - GEOG 401
The course begins by asking what feminism has to do with geography; we then explore the emergence of theoretical perspectives on the 'masculinist bias' in the discipline, as well as engage with anti-racist feminism and its influence in feminist geography.
Drawing primarily from work within feminist geography, we use these theoretical tools to analyze particular spaces, places, and environments.
to use feminist methods to design and complete a research project.
www.geog.ubc.ca /syllabi/geog424.html   (160 words)

 BUBL LINK: Geography research
Shackleton then embarked upon an 800 mile open boat journey, now considered one of the greatest boat journeys in history, before trekking across the mountains of South Georgia where he was able to organise a rescue team to save his crew.
Topics include geographical variations in gender divisions and structures of patriarchy, cultural construction and cultural politics of gender, and the intersections between gender, 'race', ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, class, age, and other social divisions.
Details of UK geography, geology and meteorology departments are given, and online field trips and tours are available.
bubl.ac.uk /link/g/geographyresearch.htm   (438 words)

 Home Page for Marianna Pavlovskaya, Geography, Hunter College-CUNY
This graduate seminar would be of interest to MA and Ph.D students in geography, anthropology, economics, sociology, environmental psychology and other related fields.
Chapter 9 "Lithuania" in V.A. Kolosov, N.V. Petrov and L.V. Smirnyaguin, eds., Vesna 1989 goda: Geografia i Anatomia vyborov ["The Spring of 1989: Geography and Anatomy of elections"], Moscow: Progress.
Presented in the session on Economic geography and feminism at the Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society and the
www.geography.hunter.cuny.edu /~mpavlov   (1831 words)

A feminist in the forest: Situated knowledges and mixing methods in natural resource management.
In Cort Willmott and Gary Gaile, eds., Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century, pp.
Part I deals with the emergence of the field and theoretical and methodological approaches as well as the situation of women in geography in Turkey and elsewhere.
www.emporia.edu /socsci/fembib/n-o.htm   (1234 words)

 Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
I am also able to teach more specific courses such as cultural geography, political geography, economic geography, population geography, environmental resource geography, global development geography and feminist geography.
My regional specialization is Africa, but I have also taught Geography of Latin America for the past four years.
"Geographies of Consumption: A Commodity Chain Analysis" Invited lecture, University of North West, Mbotho, South Africa.
www.framingham.edu /geography/elainehomepage.htm   (1110 words)

 Feminism and Geography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
This is the most comprehensive examination of feminist research in geography and its implications.
This is a very important book which warrants the attention of anyone engaged in contemporary social research under the labels of geography and regional science.
As feminists have long argued, a non-feminist geography is inadequate not only because it ignores women, but also because it cannot fulfill geography's mission to understand the earth's surface as the home of humankind.
www.upress.umn.edu /Books/R/rose_feminism.html   (423 words)

 Dr. Ann Oberhauser's Faculty Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-15)
Before moving to Morgantown, West Virginia, she taught in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toledo.
In addition to her position in the Geography Program at WVU, Dr. Oberhauser is a Faculty Associate in the Center for Women's Studies and a Faculty Research Associate in the Regional Research Institute.
She teaches courses on globalization, development, feminist geography, the geography of Europe, and qualitative research methods.
www.geo.wvu.edu /~oberhauser   (125 words)

 Feminist Geography in Practice: Research and Methods by Pamela J. Moss [ISBN: 0631220194] - Find Cheap Textbook Prices ...
This is the first feminist geography text devoted to methodology and provides a basic framework for students wishing to undertake gendered work in the discipline.
The varied backgrounds of the contributors illustrate the powerful impact feminist geographers are having on research, both in geography and in feminism.
The book also features substantial pedagogical material, developed with students in the classroom, and including discussion questions, group project initiatives, research project topics, and suggestions for practical research activities.Pamela Moss has set up a discussion list for this text.
www.gettextbooks.com /isbn_0631220194.html   (125 words)

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