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Re-placing gender? Reflections on 15 years of gender, place and culture

Johnson, Louise C. 2008, Re-placing gender? Reflections on 15 years of gender, place and culture, Gender, place and culture : a journal of feminist geography, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 561-574, doi: 10.1080/09663690802518412.

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Title Re-placing gender? Reflections on 15 years of gender, place and culture
Author(s) Johnson, Louise C.ORCID iD for Johnson, Louise C. orcid.org/0000-0002-0934-3339
Journal name Gender, place and culture : a journal of feminist geography
Volume number 15
Issue number 6
Start page 561
End page 574
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publication date 2008-12
ISSN 0966-369X
Keyword(s) Feminism
Feminist Geography
cultural turn
embodiment
sexuality
masculinity
feminist politics
Summary This article reflects on Gender, Place and Culture (GPC) from 1994 to mid-2008, to highlight some of the key subjects and debates which have been delimited and progressed within its pages. Launched simultaneously with the cultural turn in human geography, GPC proceeded to raise important questions about identity and difference, effectively reflecting but also driving a number of transformative intellectual and political agendas. This reflection will focus on three interrelated sites of such activity: empirical, theoretical and political. Empirically, numerous articles have examined the ways gender is lived, in and across spaces and these have been enlivened by approaches highlighting masculinities, sexualities and embodiment. Theoretically these subjects have been informed by post-colonial and post-structural frameworks, directing discussion towards multiple identities, reflexivity, research practice, performativity, material cultures, positionality and the nature of academic knowledge. In addition, GPC has registered progressive political concerns for justice and equality, though the nature and extent of its political import has been legitimately questioned from without and within the pages of the journal. The resolution of the many dilemmas associated with the ways gender is lived, thought about and practiced has not always been successful in the pages of GPC, and the ongoing reality of Anglo-American dominance, the persistence of women's inequality and the tension between discursive and political activism, remains. However, in re-placing gender over the last 15 years, GPC has been a journal of serious and path-breaking scholarship which has further legitimized the value of feminist geography.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09663690802518412
Field of Research 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017452

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of History, Heritage and Society
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