- Subject index
Doing Cultural Geography is an introduction to cultural geography that integrates theoretical discussion with applied examples. The emphasis throughout is on doing. Recognizing that many undergraduates have difficulty with both theory and methods courses, the text demystifies the ‘theory’ informing cultural geography and encourages students to engage directly with theory in practice. It emphasizes what can be done with humanist, Marxist, poststructuralist, feminist, and postcolonial theory, demonstrating that this is the best way to prompt students to engage with the otherwise daunting theoretical literature.
Chapter 6: Feminist Cultural Geography
Feminist Cultural Geography
Since the early 1980s, feminist geographers have engaged in a project to recast the ‘centre’ of the discipline of geography and to reconstruct knowledge, through advocating different ways of defining subject matter, different ways of knowing and different ways of ‘doing’. The feminist critique of geography (and of science more generally) can be crudely understood as a statement of dissatisfaction with modes of enquiry that assume a male, white, heterosexual, middle-class, middle-aged vantage point and, in so doing, exclude or alienate those who do not belong to this group. The critique began in geography with a call to recognize gender as a fundamental social category and to include women in the subject (both as those studied and as producers of ...