Gender, Place and Culture, Volume 27, Issue 12, December 2020 is now available online

Disruption of patriarchy in northern Islamic Nigeria
Godwin Etta Odok

Young men, poverty and aspirational masculinities in contemporary Nairobi, Kenya
Chimaraoke O. Izugbara & Carolyne P. Egesa

Localizing masculinities in the global care chains: experiences of migrant men in Spain and Ecuador
Cristen Dávalos

Bringing in margin and centre: ‘open’ and ‘closed’ as concepts for considering men and masculinities
Karla Elliott

A situated, African understanding of African feminism for men: a Ghanaian narrative
Isaac Dery

Negotiating positionality, reflexivity and power relations in research on men and masculinities in Ghana
Isaac Dery

‘Forgetting’ to survive: Black Jamaican masculinities in Canada’s seasonal agricultural worker program
Edward H. Thomas

Book Reviews
Terrorizing gender: Transgender visibility and the surveillance practices of the U.S. security state
Eden Kinkaid

Ashanté M. Reese black food geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and food access in Washington, D.C
Daisy Guzman

Guest Blog Post from Ashleigh Rushton, One of the 2020 GPC New and Emerging Scholar Award Recipients

Ashleigh Rushton is a final year doctoral candidate at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research (JCDR) at Massey University. She is a human geographer with a BA in Human Geography and a MSc in International Disaster Management. Her interests lie in understanding the ways in which gender shapes disaster risk, response and recovery. She situates her research within feminist geography and disaster scholarship. Underpinning her work is the objective to capture the diverse voices that may be marginalised in disasters. Read more about Ashleigh’s work in the guest blog post below!


Natural hazards are phenomenon’s that when come in contact with human populations, can create devastating disaster events. The inevitable risks of climate change will increase the magnitude and frequency of such events. We live in a world with seismic activity, hurricane seasons and floods and as we are all currently experiencing, epidemics and pandemics. Yet how do these hazards and risks impact people on the micro level? And what are the roles of social constructions and inequalities in which shape disaster experience, risk and vulnerability? As many scholars before me have argued, it is not solely the hazard that places people at risk, it is the ways in which structures in societies enhance capacities, strengths, vulnerabilities and risk. That said, my PhD research focuses on social constructions of gender in disasters. Specifically, I am examining men’s experiences of the large 7.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in New Zealand’s South Island in 2016. Using feminist geography, explicitly emotional geographies, coupled with the lens of masculinities, I am analysing how sets of understandings of New Zealand masculinities shaped men’s respondes to, and coping mechanisms in the aftermath of the earthquake. Overall, this research seeks to develop sound knowledge of effective ways to assist communities and individuals whom are affected by disaster events. I also draw on feminist practices such as reflexivity, participation, respondent validation and ethical considerations by examining not only the sensitive topic of disasters but also how sensitive research is produced, managed and experienced by the researcher.

It is a honour to be a recipient of the 2020 Gender, Place and Culture New and Emerging Scholar award. As a first generation PhD student and a women part of the LGBTQIA+ community, this award provides confidence for women like myself, along with a platform to raise the voices of women in geography. Whilst this award was to assist with flights to London to present at the 2020 RSG-IBG annual International conference, due to the postponement of the conference to 2021 on account of Covid-19, I am now looking forward to presenting my research to the wider geography audience at the conference in Newcastle 2021. On submitting my PhD, I wish to pursue a career in feminist geography to further expand the knowledge on gender and disaster.

Gender, Place and Culture’s Annual International Conference Award for New and Emerging Scholars, 2021

Application closing date: 31 January 2021

The editorial team of Gender, Place and Culture is pleased to announce an annual award valued at a maximum of US$500 for new and emerging scholars. Up to three applicants can receive this honorarium. The award is targeted at emerging researchers in feminist geographies who are trying to establish research careers and create research momentum. The purpose is to support the research programme of promising feminist geographers and to give an impetus to their careers. The applicant should be involved in independent research and not be merely part of a larger group’s research project. Priority for this award will be given to current graduate students. PhD students, or faculty members within three years of receiving their PhD, who are situated in precarious positions will also be given serious consideration. This award is intended to be used for attendance, including virtually, at an international conference of your choice, at which you will present a paper on a topic relating to feminist geography. The successful applicant is expected to use the award within one year of its receipt.

Applicants are asked to submit the following (in one PFD-document):

Page 1:

  • A one-page cover letter including your contact details (mailing address, email, and telephone number)
  • a paragraph outlining how your research contributes to feminist geography (not more than 500 words)

Page 2:

  • an abstract of the conference paper (250 words)
  • conference information including, if possible, confirmation of acceptance of your paper

Page 3-4:

  • an academic CV (max. 2 pages)

Please send your application to the Managing Editor, Lena Grip (, by 31 January 2021. A decision on the award will be made within 4 to 6 weeks of this deadline. Within one month of attending the conference, the successful applicants are expected to submit a one-page report.

Gender, Place & Culture, Volume 27, Issue 11, November 2020 is now available online

Globalising myths of survival: post-disaster households after Typhoon Haiyan
Yvonne Su & Maria Tanyag

Unmasking difference: intersectionality and smallholder farmers’ vulnerability to climate extremes in Northern Ghana
Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong

Tasting toxicity: bodies, perplexity, and the fraught witnessing of environmental risk in Sri Lanka’s dry zone
Nari Senanayake

Living with urban floods in Metro Manila: a gender approach to mobilities, work and climatic events
Nihan Akyelken

‘Less able’: how gendered subjectivities warp climate change adaptation in Ghana’s Central Region
Alicea Garcia , Petra Tschakert & Nana Afia Karikari

Photons vs. firewood: female (dis)empowerment by solar power in India
Ryan Stock & Trevor Birkenholtz

Dissertation Precis
Gender, power and identity in women’s long-distance football supporter performance: finding football homes
Tegan Alexandra Baker

Book Reviews
Prison land: Mapping carceral power across neoliberal America
by Brett Story, Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2019, 221 pp., $19.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-5179-0687-0 (hardback), 978-1-5179-0688-7 (paperback)

Reviewed by Quinn A.C & Gabrielle Wolf

Thresholds in feminist geography: Difference, methodology, representation
by JOHN Paul JONES III, HEIDI J. NAST & SUSAN M. ROBERTS (eds), 1997 lanham, MD & oxford, rowman and littlefield 428 pp., £85.00/US$132.00 hardback, £23.95/US$34.95 eBook ISBN 978-0-8476-8436-6 hardback, 978-1-4616-4622-8 eBook
Reviewed by Judson G. Barber

Gender, Place & Culture, Volume 27, Issue 10, October 2020 is now available online

Gendered livelihoods: migrating men, left-behind women and household food security in India
Chetan Choithani

Shifting duties: becoming ‘good daughters’ through elder care practices in transnational families from Kerala, India
Tanja Ahlin & Kasturi Sen

Searching for oriental simplicity: foreign brides and the Asian family in Singapore
Juan Zhang & Brenda S. A. Yeoh

Why Atlanta?: a case study of how place produces intersectional social movement groups
Tal Peretz

The intersectional geographies of international students in Ireland: connecting spaces of encounter and belonging
Sinéad O’Connor

‘Ease to fit’: managing the intersection of ‘public’ and ‘private’ in dressmakers lives in Australia
Jenny-Lynn L. Potter

Book Review
The labour of care: filipina migrants and transnational families in the digital age
(Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, Champaign, University of Illinois Press, 2018, 238 pp., £78.00, $99.00 (hardback), £22, $28 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-252-04172-3 hardback, ISBN 978-0-252-08334-1 paperback)
Wei Si Nic Yiu

Dissertation Precis
The femininity of female employees in tourism in China: a gender performativity perspective
Hui Wang

Call for Paper
Call for dissertation précis
Lena Grip

Winners of the Gender, Place and Culture Annual International Conference Award for New and Emerging Scholars, 2020