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Routledge Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies

ISBN 9781138057685
Published April 20, 2020 by Routledge
572 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of contemporary gender and feminist geographies in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It features 48 new contributions from both experienced and emerging scholars, artists and activists who critically review and appraise current spatial politics. Each chapter advances the future development of feminist geography and gender studies, as well as empirical evidence of changing relationships between gender, power, place and space. Following an introduction by the Editors, the handbook presents original work organized into four parts which engage with relevant issues including violence, resistance, agency and desire:

  • Establishing feminist geographies
  • Placing feminist geographies
  • Engaging feminist geographies
  • Doing feminist geographies

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies will be an essential reference work for scholars interested in feminist geography, gender studies and geographical thought.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Establishing, Placing, Engaging and Doing Feminist Geographies

Lynda Johnston, Anindita Datta, Peter Hopkins, Joseli Maria Silva and Elizabeth Olson


 Part I Establishing Feminist Geographies

2. Indigenous Australian Sexualities Explored through the Lens of Sex Work

Corrinne Sullivan


 3. From Order to Chaos: Geographies of sexualities

Carl Bonner-Thompson, Graeme William Mearns, Ged Ridley & Alessandro Boussalem


 4. Hip-hop Urbanism, Placemaking, and Community-Building among Black LGBT Youth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Devin Oliver & Caroline Faria


 5. Shifting Multiple Masculinities: Alternative views from Japan and Papua New Guinea

Keichi Kumagai


 6. Disabled Women Academics Reshaping the Landscape of the Academy

Nancy Hansen


7. Gender and the Discipline of Geography: Case studies of relational networks of support in Western academia

Martina Angela Caretta & Avril Maddrell


8. Skin, Sweat and Materiality: Feminist geographies of emotion and effect

Gail Adams-Hutcheson & Paula Smith


9. On the Subject of Performativity: Judith Butler’s influence in geography

Eden Kinkaid & Lise Nelson


10. Politics and Space/Time

Doreen Massey


11. Feminist Engagement with the Economy: Spaces of resistance and transformation

Jessa M. Loomis & Ann M. Oberhauser


12. Disentangling Globalization: Towards a feminist geography of hair and beauty

Caroline Faria & Bisola Falola


Part II Placing Feminist Geographies

13. Embodiment: Lesbians, space, sperm and reproductive technologies

Robyn Longhurst & Lisa Melville


14. The Intimate Geographies of Race and Gender in the United States

Chris Neubert, Sara Smith & Pavithra Vasudevan


15. Home-keeping in Long-term Displacement

Cathrine Brun & Anita H. Fábos


16. Environmental Politics in the Everyday: Jam, red meat and showers

Gordon Waitt & Rebecca Campbell


17. Gender and Urban Neoliberalization

Carina Listerborn


18. Gender and Sexuality in Participatory Planning in Israel: A journey between discourses

Tovi Fenster & Chen Misgav


19. Rurality, Geography and Feminism: Troubling relationships

Barbara Pini, Robyn Mayes & Laura Rodriguez Castro


20. Nationhood: Feminist approaches, emancipatory processes and intersecting identities

Maria Rodó-de-Zárate


21. Unsettling Gender and Sexuality Across Nations: Transnationalism within and between nations

May Farrales & Geraldine Pratt


22. Mobilities and Citizenship

Tamir Arviv and Symon James-Wilson


23. Geographies of Gendered Migration: Place as difference and connection

Eleonore Kofman & Parvati Raghuran


24. Representing Women and Gender in Memory Landscapes

Danielle Drozdzewski & Jan Monk


25. Feminist Political Ecologies: Race, bodies, and the human

Sharlene Mollett, Laura Vaz-Jones & Lydia Delicado Moratalla


Part III Engaging Feminist Geographies

26. Trauma, Gender and Space

Rachel Pain, Nahid Rezwana & Zuriatunfadzliah Sahdan


27. Geographies of Violence: Feminist geopolitical approaches

Katherine Brickell & Dana Cuomo

28. Scaling a Survivor-centric Approach for Survivors of Sexual Violence: The case of an action-based research project in India

Andréanne Martel & Margaret Walton-Roberts


29. Motherhood in Feminist Geography: Current trends and themes

Kate Boyer


30. Embodied Labour in the Bioeconomy

Maria Fannin


31. Care, Health and Migration

Kim England, Isabel Dyck, Iliana Ortega-Alcázar & Menah Raven-Ellison


32. Contexts of ‘Caring Masculinities’: The gendered and intergenerational geographies of men’s care responsibilities in later life

Anna Tarrant


33. Giving Birth to Geographies of Young People: The importance of feminist geography beyond feminist geography

Annie E. Bartos


34. Gendered Geographies of Development

Paula Meth


35. Feminist Visceral Politics: From taste to territory

Allison Hayes-Conroy, Jessica Hayes-Conroy, Yoshiko Yamasaki & Ximena Quintero Saavedra


36 Feminist Perspectives on Neoliberal Globalization, (Post-)feminisms and (Homo)normativities

Shirlena Huang & Qian Hui Tan


Part IV Doing Feminist Geographies

37. Embodied Translations: Decolonizing methodologies of knowing and being

Pierre Beaudelaine, Naimah Petigny & Richa Nagar


38 .‘Still We Rise’: Critical participatory action research for justice

Caitlin Cahill, David Alberto Quijada Cerecer, Leticia Alvarez Gutiérrez, Yvette Sonia González Coronado, José Hernández Zamudio, Jarred Martinez & Alonso R. Reyna Rivarola


39. Spaces and Scales of Feminist Activism

Claire Hancock, Roxane Bettinger & Sofia Manseri


40. An Artful Feminist Geopolitics of Climate Change

Sallie A. Marston, Harriet Hawkins & Elizabeth Straughan


41. Feminist Geography in the Anthropocene: Sciences, bodies, features

Kai Bosworth


42. QGIS in Feminist Geography Research: Its merits and limits

Nazgol Bagheri


43. Doing Gender in the Digital: Feminist geographic methods changing research?

Jessica McLean, Sophia Maalsen & Nicole McNamara


44. Drone Queen of the Homeland: The gendered geopolitics of television drama in the age of media coverage

Julie Cupples & Kevin Glynn


45. Historical Research: Gender, politics and ethics

Laura Crawford & Sarah Mills


46. Teaching Feminist Geography: Practices and perspectives

Joos Droogleever Fortujin


47. Autogeography: Placing research in the first-person singular

Sophie Tamas


48. Narrating New Spaces: Theories and practices of storytelling in feminist geographies

Sara de Leeuw & Vanessa Sloan Morgan

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Anindita Datta is an associate professor at the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India.

Peter Hopkins is a professor of Social Geography in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University, UK.

Lynda Johnston is a professor of Geography at the University of Waikato in Tauranga, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Elizabeth Olson is a professor of Geography and Global Studies at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, USA.

Joseli Maria Silva is a professor of Geography at the State University of Ponta Grossa, Brazil.


"The four parts together provide an extensive overview of the conceptual, theoretical and methodological contributions of feminist geographies to a multitude of societal issues at various scales. The handbook is strongest when chapters introduce a topic or approach and illustrate it with a research project, such as the entries men and masculinities, the nation, and GIS. These chapters offer conceptual and practical understandings of key ideas." - Sander van Lenen, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie