By Lise Nelson, Joni Seager
A significant other to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and variety of this brilliant and sizeable box. It indicates how feminist geography has altered the panorama of geographical inquiry and data because the Seventies, reframing basic techniques throughout a number of disciplines, together with structure, environmental reviews, and geography. additional, it situates feminist geography in the context of geographical idea and inside interdisciplinary feminist debates.
The better half, that includes participants from world wide, explores the varied literatures that contain feminist geography at the present time, tracing the emergence of key debates within the box. the quantity displays a number of the websites and destinations from which feminist geographical research is being produced; and it encompasses a systematic overview of feminist contributions to significant sub-fields in geography, overlaying either tested matters, reminiscent of hard work, city, and environmental geography, and rising parts of scholarship, similar to the physique and the kingdom.
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Social theorists from a range of disciplines, including geography, have argued that consumers buy products in an attempt to “buy into” a particular lifestyle or “look,” that consumers are, in effect, “identity shoppers” (Goss, 1992; Langman, 1994; Gabriel and Lang, 1995). Zygmunt Bauman (1988, p. 808), for example, has described the consumer as someone who is engaged in “self construction by a process of acquiring commodities of distinction and difference”; that is to say, buying an identity. We interact with consumer products, as part of what has been called a reflexive project of self, asking questions of ourselves such as “Am I like that?
The approach to space, place, and gender described in the section on “sedimenting gender” exemplifies materialist analyses of geographies of gender, class, “race,” and other forms of social differentiation. That is, it attends to the material conditions of people’s lives, and elaborates how space, place, and gender are interwoven means through which inequalities and oppressions are forged and perpetuated. In so doing, this perspective presents important challenges to the discipline of geography in (at least) two ways.
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