Journal article

Space, gender and institutions in processes creating difference

Ruth Fincher

GENDER PLACE AND CULTURE | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

Along with a number of scholars in feminist, English-language geography, the author makes a case for renewed attention to be paid to causal processes of differentiation in the analysis of geographies of gender. In particular, she argues for a greater concern with the gendered spatiality of organisations and institutions themselves, rather than seeing them as 'black boxes', or unchanging and exogenous aspects of the contexts to be analysed. The paper discusses the manner and the extent to which feminist geographies have examined differentiating processes associated with three notional 'sites' examined closely in feminist geography: the city, the family and the nation.

University of Melbourne Researchers