Research about people always makes assumptions about the nature of humans as subjects. This collaboration by a group of feminist researchers looks at subjectivity in relation to researchers, the researched, and audiences, as well as at the connections between subjectivity and knowledge. The authors argue that subjectivity is spatialized in embodied, multiple, and fractured ways, challenging the dominant notions of the rational, 'bounded' subject.
The authors were all members of a Feminist Geography Reading Group at the University of Edinburgh when this volume began to take shape. Some are still at the University of Edinburgh; others are now elsewhere.
Chapter 1 Introducing Subjectivities, Knowledges, and Feminist Geographies Part 2 Part I: Embodiment, Emotions, and Subjectivities Chapter 3 "All in the Mind?": Women, Agoraphobia, and the Subject of "Self Help" Chapter 4 Understanding the Geography of Women's Fear: Toward a Reconceptualization of Fear and Space Chapter 5 Embodying Agoraphobia: Rethinking Geographies of Women's Fear Chapter 6 "Once More with Feeling": Putting Emotion into Geographies of Music Part 7 Part II: Dualisms, Bodies, and Subjectivities Chapter 8 Borderline Bodies Chapter 9 Crossing Boundaries: Gendered Spaces and Bodies in Golf Chapter 10 Talking with the Magician's Apprentice: Fleshing Out GIS Users Part 11 Part III: Knowledges and Subjectivities Chapter 12 Performing Art and Identities: Artists of Palestinian Origin in Canada Chapter 13 Tasteful Visions: The Cultivation of "an" Audience for Art Chapter 14 "Dependency": New Labour Welfare Reform Policy and the Production of the Passive, Dependent Benefit Claimant Chapter 15 Hot Gossip: Rumor as Politics Part 16 Part IV: Inter-Subjectivities in Research Practice Chapter 17 Whose Voice Is That? Making Space for Subjectivities in Interviews Chapter 18 Research Ethics in Practice Chapter 19 Telling Stories, Making Selves Chapter 20 Situated Ethics and Feminist Ethnography in a West-of-Scotland Hospice Chapter 21 Conclusion: Boundaries, Situations, Relations Chapter 22 References