Gender, Place & Culture, Volume 29, Issue 5, May 2022 is now available online


Articles

Flexi(nse)curity in adult webcamming: Romanian women’s experiences selling digital sex services under platform capitalism
Ionela Vlase & Ana Maria Preoteasa
Pages: 603-624 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1878114

Inclusion and beauty pageants? The Filipino migrant worker community in Israel
Deby Babis
Pages: 625-648 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1887090

Gossip and godly work: devotional labour and cartographies of care in Spain
Josep Almudéver Chanzà
Pages: 649-669 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1896480

Making markets gendered: Kathmandu’s ride-sharing platforms through a gender lens | Open Access
Pritee Hamal & Roy Huijsmans
Pages: 670-692 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1931046

Institutional work by migrant women leaders in precarious spaces of volunteering in Melbourne, Australia
Yelena Tsarenko, Angela Gracia B. Cruz, Elizabeth Snuggs & Dewi Tojib
Pages: 693-714 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1951678

Gender and edgework paradoxes in tree-planting in Canada
Kevin Walby & Anna Louise Evans-Boudreau
Pages: 715-735 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1979477

Placing meaning making processes at the center of gender equality strategies in rural development | Open Access
Mariola Acosta
Pages: 736-740 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1941789

Book Reviews

Gender, citizenship, and identity in the Indian blogosphere: Writing the everyday
by Sumana Kasturi, 2019, London and New York, Routledge, 208 pp., £96.00 hardback, £29.59 e-book ISBN 9781138500037 hardback, ISBN 9780429342011 e-book

Aditya Deshbandhu
Pages: 741-744 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1932970

Decolonial feminisms, power and place: Sentipensando with rural women in Colombia
Julia Margaret Zulver
Pages: 744-747 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1932971

A queer New York: Geographies of lesbians, dykes and queers
Alessandro Boussalem
Pages: 748-750 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1953271

Gender, Place & Culture, Volume 29, Issue 4, April 2022 is now available online 


Research Articles

‘I’m always home’: social infrastructure and women’s personal mobility patterns in informal settlements in Iran
Sombol Mokhles & Minna Sunikka-Blank
Pages: 455-481 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1873743

No (wo)man is an island – socio-cultural context and women’s empowerment in Samoa | Open Access
Klara Persson, Kristina Zampoukos & Ida Ljunggren
Pages: 482-501 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1873744

After the raid: feminist geolegality and the spaces of encounters in a US poultry town
Cynthia S. Gorman & Bradley R. Wilson
Pages: 502-523 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1873745

Parrhesia and female leadership: radical women in Brazilian geography against dictatorship and academic conservatism
Federico Ferretti
Pages: 524-546 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1873747

Who they have become: Peruvian migrants and memories of home, motherhood and violence
Solange Muñoz
Pages: 547-567 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1882953

The border as archive: reframing the crisis mode of governance at the Canada-US border
Julie E. E. Young
Pages: 568-588 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1882951

Dissertation Precis

Reclaiming the urban: an intersectional analysis of women’s and men’s experiences of Kolkata’s public spaces
Ritwika Biswas
Pages: 589-593 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1927996

Book Reviews

Revolutionary feminisms: Conversations on collective action and radical thought,
Brandon Rothrock
Pages: 594-598 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1917887

Tea and solidarity: Tamil women and work in postwar Sri Lanka
Amali Philips
Pages: 598-601 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1923917

Winners of the Gender, Place and Culture Annual International Conference Award for New and Emerging Scholars, 2022


In 2007, the editorial team introduced the Gender, Place and Culture Annual Award for New and Emerging Scholars with funds supplied by Taylor & Francis. The award is targeted at emerging researchers in feminist geographies who are trying to establish research careers and create research momentum.

The editorial team of Gender, Place and Culture is pleased to announce the award winners of this annual award, valued at a maximum of US$1,500. This year the editors agreed to share the award between two candidates who both were deserving in terms of their financial need and the quality of their intended presentations. They are: Maria Anne Fitzgerald, Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Geography, University of Delhi, and Mirjam Sagi, Assistant Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. They will both use the award to present papers at the conference UGI-IGU 2022 in Paris, France, July 18-22, 2022.

Congratulations and best wishes for your continued work in the field of feminist geography!

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Title and abstract of Maria Anne Fitzgerald’s paper:

From gender wallah to feminist geographer: Reflections on ‘doing’ Gender and Feminist Geography in India

Existing literature on gender and feminist geography in India has discussed the growth and concerns of the sub-discipline. The frontlines wherefrom this geographical knowledge is produced may also be traced along the fringes of classrooms, recreational spaces and residential complexes within higher education institutes in India. While these spaces are keenly projected as ‘universitarian’ images, they are meshed with unequal gender and caste relations often inconspicuous within these institutes. These power asymmetries (un)knowingly create hegemonies of knowledge, prejudices and preferences in the system of geographical knowledge production within higher education institutes in India. Thus making these spaces acquire a competitive nature rather than collegial practice. Taking up space as an emerging scholar and doing gender and feminist geographies within these contexts in higher education institutes, as a woman of colour, from a cultural and religious minority community in India, is challenging. Scholars of gender and feminist geography are often on the receiving end of banter, infantilization, teasing, disciplining, taming and moral policing within these androcentric spaces. Further, these acts are meted out to appease hegemonic culture and geographical knowledge systems which are at odds with the praxis of feminist geography. Also, the persistent need to justify using feminist themes and methodologies as legitimate ways of doing geographical research in India is another obstacle. In this paper, by adopting an auto-ethnographical approach, I draw attention to the optics of doing gender and feminist geography as a doctoral scholar in a higher education institute in India. This reflexive account also explores the crucial role of feminist mentoring, allyship and peer groups in emboldening scholars to pursue research in gender and feminist geographies within Indian contexts.

Keywords: Feminist Geography, India, hegemonies of knowledge, gender, higher education

Biographical note

Maria Anne Fitzgerald is a feminist geographer with a keen interest in mapping the way identity and space co-constitute the social world of children/young people. Maria is a gold medalist from the MA batch of 2017 of the Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics. She has completed her M.Phil and is now enrolled for her doctoral research in the same department.

As a feminist scholar, she focuses on visibilising the experiences of children/young people across multiple spatial scales and uncovering power relations in familial and social relationships between children/young people (e.g. youngest generation, students, scholars) and adults (e.g. parents, family, educators, community leaders etc.). The negotiations, tactics and strategies young people deploy to navigate various spaces are mostly overlooked within geographical discourses in India. Maria has been building on this idea with her supervisor Prof. Anindita Datta, since her MA, in relation to home spaces (the theme of her MA dissertation), spaces beyond the home – educational, community and religious institutions (focus of her M.Phil Dissertation), and within the city, region and nation (her ongoing PhD Research). Whilst navigating these spaces and working with young people from cross-cultural backgrounds (e.g. Anglo-Indian Community, inter-religious families, inter-regional families etc.), she has found her home in feminist geographies.

She owns and operates a collaborative blog, ‘makingspace’ at www.makingspace.co.in, which hosts stories of young people born into cross-cultural families.

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Title and abstract of Mirjam Sagi paper:

Instrumentalising fear and women’s bodies in political rhetoric in the context of Budapest, Hungary

Fear and security have become increasingly determining factors in urban planning and policies, having ambiguous effects on public space as a central element of democracy (Davis 1992), as well as on public/private relations as a politically charged geographical organiser of gendered-social relations (Koskela and Pain 2000). Therefore, understanding and (re)addressing the security and fear in the context of urban public space is important not only to have a city where one could feel safe and free, but potentially to have a city that is equally safe and free for all. My research focuses on the ways in which fear and women’s bodies, have been instrumentalised in political rhetoric shaping public spaces, in a time, when both market forces are increasingly determining (further criminalising the poor), and governments are taking authoritarian turns (spreading xenophobia). I believe that a multiscalar/trans-scalar (Pain 2009, Tulumello 2020) analysis of the production of fear can contribute to a critical understanding of such processes and able to establish a grounded critique of the militarization of urban space and urban policy making defined by fear often based on Othering. I approach my research through a feminist political economy lens and by the analysis of political rhetoric across selected government related media outlets in Hungary (e.g., local newspapers, campaigns, billboards), using computer software for qualitative coding and content analysis as research methods. I also draw on survey/ ReliefMap results (Rodó-de-Zárate 2014) focusing on emotions – fear in particular – in the context of three central squares of Budapest and the home to better understand how fear produced and operate at different scales.

Biographical note

Mirjam Sagi is an Assistant Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and she is defending her PhD this year at the Eotovos Lorand University of Budapest. With a mixed social science background (sociology, gender studies, and human geography), her research focuses on feminist geographies’ take on emotions, and on the multi-scalar understanding of fear in particular. Within this framework, on the one hand, her PhD focuses on the ways in which fear has been instrumentalized in political rhetoric in the context of Budapest/Hungary, shaping public space and leading to marginalization and Othering. On the other hand, utilizing the same theoretical frame, at the Academy she focuses on the way emotions/space-experience effect and effected by uneven development. She does so as part of a research group on uneven development and everyday life led Judit Timár. Beside academia she is a member of the HerStory Collective, collecting/conducting narrative interviews with women on food, housing, energy and care.

Jan Monk Lecture 2022 with Dr. Jen Jack Gieseking

Please join us for this year’s Jan Monk Lecture with Dr. Jen Jack Gieseking on Homourbanism, Lesbian Bars, & Queering the Myth of Neighborhood Liberation.

Full details can be found here: https://geography.arizona.ed.u/events/jan-monk-lecture-2022-dr-jen-jack-gieseking

If you are unable to attend in person, you can join the event live on Friday, February 18th at 3:30PM (MST) via zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/86938210743.

This lecture sponsored by GPC will also be given at the AAG Conference on March 1st, 9:40-11:40AM (ECT).

Gender, Place & Culture, Volume 29, Issue 3, March 2022 is now available online


Articles

‘I feel fat when I feel fat’: affective forces of trauma in anorexia and bulimia
Erin Clancy
Pages: 303-322 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1873741

Bodies turning ‘into something rich and strange’ | Open Access
Tatjana Lipiäinen
Pages: 323-344 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1879736

Blue is for boys: postfeminist continuations of gender, body and hue in UK magazines, 2009–2018 | Open Access
Edward Wigley & Vevila R. C. Dornelles
Pages: 345-371 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1891864

Bodies, borders, and Caster Semenya: geocorporeality and the disciplinary work of imaginary geographies
Madeline Burghardt
Pages: 372-392 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1896479

Fashioning hybrid Muslim women’s veiled embodied geographies in Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand: #hijabi spaces
Anoosh Soltani, Lynda Johnston & Robyn Longhurst
Pages: 393-418 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1946487

Sun-tanning with Deleuze and Guattari in greater Sydney, Australia
Gordon Waitt
Pages: 419-439 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1979938


Comment

The body as a site of care: food and lactating bodies in the U.S.
Lindsay Naylor
Pages: 440-449 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1882952


Book Review

Embodying Middle Class Gender Aspirations: Perspectives from China’s Privileged Young Women
by Kailing Xie, 2021, Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 322 pp., £62.47, $99.99 (hardback), ISBN 978-981-16-1138-4 (hardback), 978-981-16-1139-1 (eBook)

Zeng Lijin
Pages: 450-453 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2021.1970963