A Companion to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and diversity of this vibrant and substantive field. * Shows how feminist geography has changed the landscape of geographical inquiry and knowledge since the 1970s. * Explores the diverse literatures that comprise feminist geography today. * Showcases cutting--edge research by feminist geographers. * Charts emerging areas of scholarship, such as the body and the nation. * Contributions from 50 leading international scholars in the field. * Each chapter can be read for its own distinctive contribution.
Notes on Contributors. 1 Introduction: Lise Nelson and Joni Seager. Part I: Contexts. 2 Situating Gender: Liz Bondi and Joyce Davidson. 3 Anti--racist Feminism in Geography: An Agenda for Social Action: Audrey Kobayashi. 4 A Bodily Notion of Research: Power, Difference, and Specificity in Feminist Methodology: Pamela Moss. 5 Transnational Mobilities and Challenges: Brenda Yeoh. Part II: Work. 6 Feminist Analyses of Work: Rethinking the Boundaries, Gendering, and Spatiality of Work: Vicki Lawson and Kim England. 7 Shea Butter, Globalization and Women of Burkina Faso: Judith Carney and Marlene Elias. 8 Working on the Global Assembly Line: Altha Cravey. 9 From Migrant to Immigrant: Domestic Workers Settle in Vancouver Canada: Geraldine Pratt. 10 Borders, Embodiment, and Mobility: Feminist Migration Studies in Geography: Rachel Silvey. 11 The Changing Roles of Female Labour in Economic Prosperity and Decline: The Case of Istanbul Manufacturing Industry: Adya Eraydin and Asuman Erendil. 12 Female Labor in Sex Trafficking: The Darker Side of Globalization: Vidya Samarasinghe. 13 The Changing Gender of Entrepreneurship: Susan Hanson and Megan Blake. 14 Gender and Empowerment: Creating "Thus Far and No Further" Supportive Structures: A Case from India: Saraswati Raju. Part III City/ Built Environments/ Community. 15 Feminist Geographies of the 'City': Multiple Voices, Multiple Meanings: Valerie Preston and Ebru Ustundag. 16 Spaces of change: Gender, information technology and new geographies of mobility and fixity in the early Twentieth--Century Information Economy: Kate Boyer. 17 Gender and the city: The different formations of belonging: Tovi Fenster. 18 Urban space in plural: elastic, tamed, suppressed: Hille Koskela. 19 Day care services provision for working women in Japan: Hiroo Kamiya. 20 Organizing from the margins: Grappling with "Empowerment" in India and South Africa: Richa Nagar and Amanda Lock Swarr. 21 Moving Beyond "Gender and GIS" to a Feminist Perspective on Information Technologies: The impact of welfare reform on women's IT needs: Melissa Gilbert and Michele Masucci. 22 Women outdoors: Destabilizing the public/private dichotomy: Phil Hubbard. Part IV Body/ Identities. 23 Situating Bodies: Robyn Longhurst. 24 Geographies of Carceral Institutions: Violence and Masculinity in a South African Women's Prison: Teresa Dirsuweit. 25 HIV / AIDS Interventions and the Politics of the African Woman's Body: Kawango Argot. 26 Marking the Nation: Women's Dress, Visibility and Presence, the Case of Pakistani Muslim Women: Robina Mohammad. 27 Transversal Circuits: Transnational Sexualities and Trinidad: Jasbir Puar. Part V: Nature/ Environment. 28 Listening to the landscapes of Mama Tingo: from the "woman question" in sustainable development to feminist political ecology in Zambrana -- Chacuey, Dominican Republic: Dianne Rocheleau. 29 Gender relations beyond farm fences: Reframing the Spatial Context of Local Forest Livelihoods: Anoja Wickramasinghe. 30 The New Species of Capitalism: An Ecofeminist Comment on Animal Biotechnology: Jody Emel and Julie Urbanik. 31 Siren Songs: Gendered Discourses of Concern for Sea Creatures: Jennifer Wolch and Jin Zhang. 32 Geographic Information and Women's Empowerment: A Breast Cancer Example: Sara McLafferty. 33 Performing a "Global Sense of Place": Women's Actions for Environmental Justice: Giovanna Di Chiro. Part VI: State/ Nation/Public Power. 34 Feminist Political Geographies: Eleonore Kofman. 35 Gender, Race and Nationalism: American Identity and Economic Imperialism at the Turn of the 19th Century: Mona Domosh. 36 Virility and violation in the U.S. "War on terrorism": Matthew Hannah. 37 Feminist geopolitics and 9/11: Jennifer Hyndman. 38 Love for Sale: Marketing Gay Male P/leisure space in contemporary Cape Town, South Africa: Glen Elder. 39 Reconstructing Lives, Reconciling Society: A Feminist Analysis of Political Initiatives Undertaken by Marginalized Women in Post--Civil War Peru: Maureen Hays--Mitchell