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Thresholds in Feminist Geography

Difference, Methodology, Representation

Edited by John Paul Jones III; Heidi J. Nast and Susan M. Roberts - Contributions by Sherry Ahrentzen; Karen Falconer Al-Hindi; Mona Domosh; Isabel Dyck; Melissa R. Gilbert; Susan Hanson; Nikolas H. Huffman; John Paul Jones III; Jeanne Kay; Audrey Kobayashi; Glenda Laws; Patricia Meo~no-Picado; Janice Monk; Richa Nagar; Karen Nairn; HeidiJ Nast; Ann M. Oberhauser; Laura Pulido; Lydia Mihelic Pulsipher; Vidyamali Samarasinghe; Gill Valentine; Bronwen Walter and Francine Watkins

This innovative collection explores the concept of space as it relates to feminist studies. Utilizing a range of theoretical perspectives, a distinguished group of international scholars crosses over the 'thresholds' of difference, methodology, and representation that challenge feminist geography. The contributors extend our understanding of spatial connections, including the role of social space in the construction of gendered and sexed identities, the need to sensitize feminist methodology to 'place' contexts, and the importance of examining representations as sociopolitical and spatial artifacts. This volume has broad interdisciplinary appeal while pointing in specific directions for new research areas, new thresholds, within the discipline of geography. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 400Size: 6 x 9
978-0-8476-8436-6 • Hardback • April 1997 • $126.00 • (£85.00)
978-1-4616-4622-8 • eBook • April 1997 • $34.95 • (£23.95)
John Paul Jones III is professor of geography at the University of Kentucky. Heidi J. Nast is assistant professor of international studies at DePaul University. Susan M. Roberts is assistant professor of geography at the University of Kentucky.
Feminist geography at its best . . . engaging, insightful, theoretically sound while grounded in the realities of women's lives.
Joni Seager, University of Vermont

I recommend it as an introduction to feminist geography for feminist scholars outside of the discipline, as well as for those within geography—including graduate students—who are new to feminist approaches.
Professional Geographer

No matter where you place yourself in the discipline—feminist, nonfeminist, or antifeminist, you have to look at this colection. It is a landmark volume in the history of geographic thought and incredibly useful in understanding the positionings of women in the economy. . . . I am impressed with the freshness of the collection. Each chapter in its own way shows how theory is grounded in women's everyday lives.
Pamela Moss, University of Victoria; Economic Geography

The essays in Thresholds in Feminist Geography are uniformly polished, and for an edited collection it is unusually even in terms of presentational quality, showcasing ccurrent research in feminist geography to good effect.
Liz Bondi, University of Edinburgh; Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society

An exciting, often provocative, and sometimes paradoxical collection that showcases directions in feminist geographic research. . . . A superb resource for scholars and students interested in contemporary directions in feminist geography.
Vera Chouinard, McMaster University; Annals of the Association of American Geographers

This collection of essays confirms the importance of feminist approaches to geography and the importance of geography to feminist critiques of social life. It will be a stimulating and useful text for readers both new to and familiar with feminist geography.
Gillian Rose, University of Edinburgh

An ispiring collection that brings together much of the most innovative scholarship on identity, politics, and place.
Place and Environment

This textbook introduces the concept of space to feminist studies. Utilizing a range of perspectives, a distinguished group of international scholars crosses over the "thresholds" of difference, methodology, and representation that challenge feminist geography. An introductory chapter provides an overview of feminist geography for an interdisciplinary audience, and part introductions offer a conceptual guide to the empirical essays within each section.

A core text for upper-division courses in feminist geography or geography and gender, the book will be equally valuable as a supplement for courses on social geography, women's studies, cultural studies, and feminist sociology and anthropology.

Features and benefits:

-grounded in the realities of women'slives

-special emphasis on race and ethnicity

-covers a wide range of place contexts

-an engaging and innovative core text for feminist geography