Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge

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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.

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Gillian Rose is lecturer in geography at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.

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'It's very personal, very courageous, and very challenging.' Derek Gregory, Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia

'.subtle and sophisticated.this is an important book.' The Geographical Journal

'This is an important book in the development of feminist geography.' Geography

'... A greatly needed assessment of recent work influenced by the fertile connections between feminism and geography.' Progress in Human Geography

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Published by University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis (1993)
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