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Feminism and geography : the limits of geographical knowledge / Gillian Rose.

By: Rose, Gillian, 1962-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Polity Press, 1993Description: 205 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780745611563 (pbk.).Subject(s): Human geography | Feminist criticism | Geography -- PhilosophyDDC classification: 304.2082 ROS Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Feminism and Geography: an Introduction -- Women and Everyday Spaces -- No Place for Women? -- The Geographical Imagination: Knowledge and Critique -- Looking at Landscape: the Uneasy Pleasures of Power -- Spatial Divisions and Other Spaces: Production, Reproduction and Beyond -- A Politics of Paradoxical Space.
Review: "Geography is a subject that throughout its history has been dominated by men; men have undertaken the heroic explorations that form the mythology of its foundation, men have written most of its texts, and, as many feminist geographers have remarked, men's interests have structured what counts as legitimate geographical knowledge. This book offers a sustained examination of the masculinism of contemporary geographical discourses." "Drawing on the work of feminist theories about the intersection of power, knowledge and subjectivity, Rose discusses different aspects of the discipline's masculinism in a series of essays that bring influential approaches in recent geography together with feminist accounts of the space of the everyday, the notion of a sense of place, and views of landscape. In the final chapter, she examines the spatial imagery of a variety of feminists in order to argue that the geographical imagination implicit in feminist discussions of the politics of location is one example of a geography that does not deny difference in the name of a universal masculinity."--BOOK JACKET.
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Cover title: Feminism & geography.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Feminism and Geography: an Introduction -- 2. Women and Everyday Spaces -- 3. No Place for Women? -- 4. The Geographical Imagination: Knowledge and Critique -- 5. Looking at Landscape: the Uneasy Pleasures of Power -- 6. Spatial Divisions and Other Spaces: Production, Reproduction and Beyond -- 7. A Politics of Paradoxical Space.

"Geography is a subject that throughout its history has been dominated by men; men have undertaken the heroic explorations that form the mythology of its foundation, men have written most of its texts, and, as many feminist geographers have remarked, men's interests have structured what counts as legitimate geographical knowledge. This book offers a sustained examination of the masculinism of contemporary geographical discourses." "Drawing on the work of feminist theories about the intersection of power, knowledge and subjectivity, Rose discusses different aspects of the discipline's masculinism in a series of essays that bring influential approaches in recent geography together with feminist accounts of the space of the everyday, the notion of a sense of place, and views of landscape. In the final chapter, she examines the spatial imagery of a variety of feminists in order to argue that the geographical imagination implicit in feminist discussions of the politics of location is one example of a geography that does not deny difference in the name of a universal masculinity."--BOOK JACKET.

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