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Chapter 19: Feminism and Geography (1993): Gillian Rose
Feminism and Geography (1993): Gillian Rose
In exploring the masculinism of geography at some length, this is not a book about the geography of gender but about the gender of geography. (Rose, 1993: 4–5)
Gillian Rose wrote Feminism in Geography: the limits of geographical knowledge early in her career when she was Lecturer in Geography at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. Soon after, Rose was appointed Lecturer in Geography at the University of Edinburgh, moving later to a Professorship of Geography at the Open University. Prior to the publication of Feminism and Geography, feminist geographers had focused attention mainly on empirical studies of women. The 1984 landmark Geography and Gender by the Women and Geography Study Group (see ...