Subjectivities, Knowledges, and Feminist Geographies: The Subjects and Ethics of Social Research

Subjectivities, Knowledges, and Feminist Geographies: The Subjects and Ethics of Social Research

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Research about people always makes assumptions about the nature of humans as subjects. This collaboration by a group of feminist researchers looks at subjectivity in relation to researchers, the researched, and audiences, as well as at the connections between subjectivity and knowledge. The authors argue that subjectivity is spatialized in embodied, multiple, and

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Research about people always makes assumptions about the nature of humans as subjects. This collaboration by a group of feminist researchers looks at subjectivity in relation to researchers, the researched, and audiences, as well as at the connections between subjectivity and knowledge. The authors argue that subjectivity is spatialized in embodied, multiple, and fractured ways, challenging the dominant notions of the rational, 'bounded' subject.

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Annals of the Association of American Geographers
A worhtwhile contribution to a substantial and growing feminist literature that explores the relationships between knowledge production ad spatialities of subjectivity. Compelling to read, this volume offers upper-level students and academics a collection of qualitative empirical and theoretical studies that add depth and breadth to feminist inquiry.
New Zealand Geographer
Having recently established a postgraduate feminist reading group with 15 students in my School, I approached the Bondi et al. collection with great interest. I wasn't disappointed….Through reflections upon and engagements with the authors' research topics and methodological processes, it explores central debates and dilemmas within current feminine geographies and provides an example of collaborative feminist practice in action in action. It's also a great read!….The breadth, depth and quality of this collection is a testament to the openness and commitment to 'walking the talk' of staff and students in feminist geography in Edinburgh. It serves as a useful model for others who seek to practice an embodied and spatialized feminist politics elsewhere. I will be sharing it with my current reading group and would encourage others to do so also.
— Sara Kindon, Institute of Geography, Victoria University of Wellington
Educational Book Review
A highly original contribution to feminist geography...Students and researchers in women's studies and social sciences will welcome this timely publication.
Place and Environment Ethics
This volume is a collection of thought-provoking articles; together, they signify a move toward understanding the creation of subjectivities.
New Zealand Geographer - Sara Kindon
Having recently established a postgraduate feminist reading group with 15 students in my School, I approached the Bondi et al. collection with great interest. I wasn't disappointed….Through reflections upon and engagements with the authors' research topics and methodological processes, it explores central debates and dilemmas within current feminine geographies and provides an example of collaborative feminist practice in action in action. It's also a great read!….The breadth, depth and quality of this collection is a testament to the openness and commitment to 'walking the talk' of staff and students in feminist geography in Edinburgh. It serves as a useful model for others who seek to practice an embodied and spatialized feminist politics elsewhere. I will be sharing it with my current reading group and would encourage others to do so also.
Place & Environment Ethics
This volume is a collection of thought-provoking articles; together, they signify a move toward understanding the creation of subjectivities.
Booknews
It is not as geographers that the contributors have come together, but as members of geography departments, mostly in Scotland but also England, the continent, and New Zealand. The discussion emerges from their day-to-day struggles as graduate students, research workers, and lecturers to create and sustain places for themselves within or in relation to the academy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742515611
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/15/2002
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.97(d)

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