“An essential synopsis of essential readings that every human geographer must read. It is highly recommended for those just embarking on their careers as well as those who need a reminder of how and why geography moved from the margins of social thought to its very core.” —Barney Warf, Florida State University “Key Texts in Human Geography will surely become a ‘key text’ itself. Read any chapter and you will want to compare it with another. Before you realize, an afternoon is gone and then you are tracking down the originals…” —James D. Sidaway, School of Geography, University of Plymouth A unique resource for students, Key Texts in Human Geography provides concise but rigorous overviews of the key texts that have formed post-war human geography. The text has been designed as a student-friendly guide that will: explain the text in relation to the geographical debates at the time of writing discuss the text's main arguments and sources of evidence review the initial reception, subsequent evaluation, and continued influence of each key texts contribution to how geographers understand space and place Intended Audience: Written in a clear and accessible way, by acknowledged scholars of the texts, an essential resources for undergraduates, Key Texts in Human Geography will be widely used and highly cited in courses on methods and approaches in geography.
Chapter 11: Geography and Gender (1984): Women and Geography Study Group
Geography and Gender (1984): Women and Geography Study Group
What we argue for … is not … an increase in the number of studies of women per se in geography, but an entirely different approach to geography as a whole. Consequently, we consider that the implications of gender in the study of geography are at least as important as the implications of any other social or economic factor which transforms society and space. (WGSG, 1984: 21)
Imagine a world outside your classroom in which women's subordinate status is vividly evident through gender differences in educational attainment (years of formal education), employment (job type, hours of employment, wages), and political power (presence/absence in governmental decision-making positions). Imagine a world ...