Recollecting and reflecting on feminist geography in Aotearoa/New Zealand and beyond
Longhurst, R., & Johnston, L. (2015). Recollecting and reflecting on feminist geography in Aotearoa/New Zealand and beyond. Women’s Studies Journal, 29(1), 21–33.
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Over the past three decades feminist geography and the concept of gender have been deployed unevenly by geographers in Aotearoa/New Zealand. A politics of knowledge production means that feminist geography occupies both the centre and the margins of academic knowledge. In order to highlight the diversity of feminist geographical knowledges we pay attention to local, regional, national and international contexts. First, we begin by positioning ourselves as working in the geography programme at the University of Waikato. Second, we review the directions taken at other universities in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Third, we examine a number of key international organisations that have been important in supporting geographers and others who share a focus on space and gender. In the fourth and final section we suggest strategies for strengthening feminist geography in the future.
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