Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge
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Feminism and Geography: The Limits of Geographical Knowledge

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Geography is a subject which throughout its history has been dominated by men. It was men who undertook the heroic explorations which form the mythology of its foundation, men have written most of its texts and, as many feminist geographers have remarked, men's interests have structured what counts as legitimate geographical knowledge.
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Published June 1st 1993 by Polity Press
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Chelsea Szendi
In many ways this book was an introduction to many trends in both feminism and geography for me, and it was incredibly readable. Rose's emphasis on oscillating between "strategies" of critique resonated with me, and her interpretation of humanist geography as "aesthetic masculinism" is a concept I'd like to play with in my own work.

Note: This Gillian Rose is not to be confused with the philosopher of the same name (and also a woman of great intellect)!
Emily
Great overview of not only feminist theory as applied to geography but also to the current state of women within the geographic discipline. Well written, easy to read and comprehend. While I did not agree with many of the points, Rose provides clear examples and a well thought out argument. Definitely recommend to those interested in diving into Feminist theory and geography.
Candy Wood
Interesting insights about the masculinist bias of much geographical study, with useful readings of paintings like David's Oath of the Horatii and Gainsborough's Mr and Mrs Andrews. Rose comments on the work of previous feminist geographers and advocates awareness of the assumptions that are too often taken for granted.
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