Feminist Geography in Practice: Research and Methods / Edition 1

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Overview

This is the first feminist geography text devoted to methodology and provides a basic framework for students wishing to undertake gendered work in the discipline

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"Feminist Geography in Practice offers a fast-paced field guide to feminist research in Geography…. One of the key contributions of this book is that it develops and demonstrates the understanding that feminist research always takes place at the intersection of the personal, the political, and the academic…. This is a timely textbook that represents the maturing of a field. It will be invaluable for courses in research methodology and in feminist geography, and it should be mandatory reading for students and practitioners who are undertaking – or want to undertake – research that is explicitly feminist." – Professor Joni Seager, The University of Vermont
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631220206
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/11/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Moss is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria, British Columbia where she teaches in Studies in Policy and Practice, a critical, interdisciplinary graduate program for community workers interested in social and political change. Her previous publications include Placing Autobiography in Geography (2001).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors
1 Taking on, Thinking about, and Doing Feminist Research in Geography 1
Pt. I Taking on Feminist Research: Defining Feminism? 21
Short 1 Being Feminist in Geography: Feminist Geography in the German-Speaking Academy: History of a Movement 25
2 Making Space for Personal Journeys 31
3 Feminist Epistemology in Geography 43
4 The Difference Feminism Makes: Researching Unemployed Women in an Australian Region 57
Study Material for Taking on Feminist Research 71
Pt. II Thinking about Feminist Research: Delimiting Language? 77
Short 2 Putting Feminist Geography into Practice Gender, Place and Culture: Paradoxical Spaces? 80
5 Paradoxical Space: Geography, Men, and Duppy Feminism 87
6 Toward a More Fully Reflexive Feminist Geography 103
7 People Like Us: Negotiating Sameness and Difference in the Research Process 116
Study Material for Thinking about Feminist Research 127
Pt. III Doing Feminist Research: Decentering Authority! 135
Short 3 Doing Geography as a Feminist: Reconsidering Success and Failure in Feminist Research 138
8 Doing Feminist Fieldwork about Geography Fieldwork 146
9 Quantitative Methods and Feminist Geographic Research 160
10 Borderlands and Feminist Ethnography 174
11 Negotiating Positionings: Exchanging Life Stories in Research Interviews 187
12 Interviewing Elites: Cautionary Tales about Researching Women Managers in Canada's Banking Industry 200
13 Studying Immigrants in Focus Groups 214
Study Material for Doing Feminist Research 230
14 Further Notes on Feminist Research: Embodied Knowledge in Place 234
References 245
Index 265
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