A Companion to Feminist Geography (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography)

A Companion to Feminist Geography (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Geography)

By: Lise Nelson (editor), Joni Seager (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and diversity of this vibrant and substantive field. Shows how feminist geography has changed the landscape of geographical inquiry and knowledge since the 1970s. Explores the diverse literatures that comprise feminist geography today. Showcases cutting-edge research by feminist geographers. Charts emerging areas of scholarship, such as the body and the nation. Contributions from 50 leading international scholars in the field. Each chapter can be read for its own distinctive contribution.

About Author

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 currently completing a book, Women Defending the Plaza: Gender, Citizenship and the Politics of Place. Joni Seager is Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto. 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).


List of Contributors ix Acknowledgments xviii 1 Introduction 1 Lise Nelson and Joni Seager Part I Contexts 13 2 Situating Gender 15 Liz Bondi and Joyce Davidson 3 Anti-racist Feminism in Geography: An Agenda for Social Action 32 Audrey Kobayashi 4 A Bodily Notion of Research: Power, Difference, and Specificity in Feminist Methodology 41 Pamela Moss 5 Transnational Mobilities and Challenges 60 Brenda S. A. Yeoh Part II Work 75 6 Feminist Analyses of Work: Rethinking the Boundaries, Gendering, and Spatiality of Work 77 Kim England and Victoria Lawson 7 Shea Butter, Globalization, and Women of Burkina Faso 93 Marlene Elias and Judith Carney 8 Working on the Global Assembly Line 109 Altha J. Cravey 9 From Migrant to Immigrant: Domestic Workers Settle in Vancouver, Canada 123 Geraldine Pratt in collaboration with the Philippine Women Centre 10 Borders, Embodiment, and Mobility: Feminist Migration Studies in Geography 138 Rachel Silvey 11 The Changing Roles of Female Labor in Economic Expansion and Decline: The Case of the Istanbul Clothing Industry 150 Ayda Eraydyn and Asuman Turkun-Erendil 12 Female Labor in Sex Trafficking: A Darker Side of Globalization 166 Vidyamali Samarasinghe 13 Changing the Gender of Entrepreneurship 179 Susan Hanson and Megan Blake 14 Gender and Empowerment: Creating Thus Far and No Further Supportive Structures. A Case from India 194 Saraswati Raju Part III City 209 15 Feminist Geographies of the City : Multiple Voices, Multiple Meanings 211 Valerie Preston and Ebru Ustundag 16 Spaces of Change: Gender, Information Technology, and New Geographies of Mobility and Fixity in the Early Twentieth-century Information Economy 228 Kate Boyer 17 Gender and the City: The Different Formations of Belonging 242 Tovi Fenster 18 Urban Space in Plural: Elastic, Tamed, Suppressed 257 Hille Koskela 19 Daycare Services Provision for Working Women in Japan 271 Kamiya Hiroo 20 Organizing from the Margins: Grappling with Empowerment in India and South Africa 291 Richa Nagar and Amanda Lock Swarr 21 Moving beyond Gender and GIS to a Feminist Perspective on Information Technologies: The Impact of Welfare Reform on Women s IT Needs 305 Melissa R. Gilbert and Michele Masucci 22 Women Outdoors: Destabilizing the Public/Private Dichotomy 322 Phil Hubbard Part IV Body 335 23 Situating Bodies 337 Robyn Longhurst 24 Bodies, State Discipline, and the Performance of Gender in a South African Women s Prison 350 Teresa Dirsuweit 25 HIV/AIDS Interventions and the Politics of the African Woman s Body 363 Kawango Agot 26 British Pakistani Muslim Women: Marking the Body, Marking the Nation 379 Robina Mohammad 27 Transversal Circuits: Transnational Sexualities and Trinidad 398 Jasbir Kaur Puar Part V Environment 417 28 Listening to the Landscapes of Mama Tingo: From the Woman Question in Sustainable Development to Feminist Political Ecology in Zambrana Chacuey, Dominican Republic 419 Dianne Rocheleau 29 Gender Relations beyond Farm Fences: Reframing the Spatial Context of Local Forest Livelihoods 434 Anoja Wickramasinghe 30 The New Species of Capitalism: An Ecofeminist Comment on Animal Biotechnology 445 Jody Emel and Julie Urbanik 31 Siren Songs: Gendered Discourses of Concern for Sea Creatures 458 Jennifer Wolch and Jin Zhang 32 Geographic Information and Women s Empowerment: A Breast Cancer Example 486 Sara McLafferty 33 Performing a Global Sense of Place : Women s Actions for Environmental Justice 496 Giovanna Di Chiro Part VI State/Nation 517 34 Feminist Political Geographies 519 Eleonore Kofman 35 Gender, Race, and Nationalism: American Identity and Economic Imperialism at the Turn of the Twentieth Century 534 Mona Domosh 36 Virility and Violation in the US War on Terrorism 550 Matthew G. Hannah 37 Feminist Geopolitics and September 11 565 Jennifer Hyndman 38 Love for Sale: Marketing Gay Male P/Leisure Space in Contemporary Cape Town, South Africa 578 Glen S. Elder 39 Women s Struggles for Sustainable Peace in Post-conflict Peru: A Feminist Analysis of Violence and Change 590 Maureen Hays-Mitchell Index 607

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  • ISBN13: 9781405101868
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 640
  • ID: 9781405101868
  • weight: 1160
  • ISBN10: 1405101865

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