Gender: Part II

Joanne P. Sharp*

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Human Geography
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781405189897
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jul 2011


  • Alternative practices-whether consciously or unconsciously performed, destabilizing and undermining fragile assemblages
  • Binary notion of gender-challenged by "third wave" feminists-for whom gender remained a central axis of power and identity
  • Brief history of gender in geography-and geography in gender
  • Gender, being a concern of Geography-for less than 40 years
  • Geography, traditionally a very male subject-gendering of geographers themselves and knowledges they produce
  • Placing gender performance-challenges to gendering of/in geography and related disciplines, and multiplicity of "woman"
  • Relationship between Geography and gender-explored in a number of ways
  • Scaling gender-feminist concern with body and embodiment-key to ways in which gender has been understood in Geography
  • Subject of geography, unproblematically assumed to be "man"

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