Kim V.L. England
Explores major research themes in feminist geographies. Particular attention to the concept that gendered identities and spaces are discursively (re)produced. Emphasizes recent feminist scholarship that emphasizes difference, as well as the intersections between gender, "race," ethnicity, sexuality, age, nationality, class, and other social identities and divisions. Offered: jointly with GWSS 541.
This year the seminar explores major research themes in feminist geographies. Particular attention is given to the concept that gendered identities and spaces are discursively (re)produced. And as recent feminist scholarship emphasizes diversity and difference, I also highlight the intersections between gender, ‘race,’ ethnicity, sexuality, class, and other social identities and divisions. This seminar draws on English language literature that focuses on North America and Western Europe. Following an overview of the history of feminist geography since the 1970s, we move to a consideration of some of the current debates regarding appropriate methodologies in feminist geographies. Then we examine feminist geographers’ research around questions to do with the body, the home, gendering everyday spaces, workplaces, the nation and the global.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Written commentaries on a selection of the required readings, and a short research paper.
Class participation, class presentations and written assignments