Volume 23, Issue 4 is now available

The list of content for Issue 4:

  1. Kristina Johansson

  2. Anne-Marie S. Hanson

  3. Jill Trenholm, Pia Olsson, Martha Blomqvist, Beth Maina Ahlberg

  4. Marieme S. Lo

  5. Chih-Ping Chen

  6. Rebecca Sheehan, Jacqueline M. Vadjunec

  7. Kevin Smets, Sofie Van Bauwel, Philippe Meers, Roel Vande Winkel

  8. Rosie Cox

Here are the links to the past issues of Volume 23:
Issue 1
Issue 2
Issue 3

Editorial Announcement

As Gender, Place and Culture: a journal of feminist geography enters its 23rd year, we have appointed two social media coordinators  – Anna Tarrant and Lisa Dam – to help extend the readership of the journal. Anna is based at the University of Leeds in the UK where she is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow; she has previously been the Managing Editor of PhD2Published. Lisa Dam is based in Vancouver and was previously the Editorial Manager of Environment and Planning A; currently she coordinates the Allard Prize for International Integrity based at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. Anna and Lisa have already made significant strides having set up a Twitter, Facebook, as well as this blog. We are delighted to have Anna and Lisa join us at Gender, Place and Culture and look forward to working with them.

This year, Gender, Place and Culture will move from publishing 10 to 12 issues which is testament to the growth in popularity of feminist geography and the continuing need for theoretically-informed research concerned with gender issues. 2016 is also a year of transition for the journal as the term of two members of the editorial team comes to end. Lynda Johnston stands down as one of the Editors in May 2016 and will be replaced by Kanchana Ruwanpura from the University of Edinburgh. Lynda has been an Editor for five years and has made a significant and valued contribution both to the journal and to feminist geography more generally. At the end of 2016, I will come to the end of my term as Managing Editor at which point Pamela Moss will take on the role. Katherine Brickell, Royal Holloway University of London will then join the journal as one of the Editors. We look forward to working with Kanchana and Katherine in taking GPC forward.

Peter Hopkins
Managing Editor

EVENT – Jan Monk Distinguished Lecture

Please join us at the Jan Monk Distinguished Lecture: Irreconcilable Differences? A feminist postcolonial reading of gender, development and Human Rights in Latin America at the AAG Annual Meeting.

Date and Time:  Thursday, 3/31/2016, from 10:00 AM – 11:40 AM
Location:  Golden Gate 2, Hilton Hotel, Lobby Level; San Francisco, CA

Sponsorship:  Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group

Organizers:
Peter E. Hopkins – Newcastle University
Lynda Johnston – University of Waikato
Pamela Moss – University of Victoria

Chair:
Peter E. Hopkins – Newcastle University

Introduction:
Peter E. Hopkins – Newcastle University
Avril Maddrell
Lynda Johnston – University of Waikato
Pamela Moss – University of Victoria
Sapana Doshi – University of Arizona, Tucson

Speaker:
Sharlene L. Mollett – University of Toronto

Session Description: Over the last year, the United Nations set in motion two mandates: The International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2016-2030). While these mandates seemingly align, particularly regarding gender equity and human rights, the invocation of equality and universal prescriptions, in fact, collide against the reality of a persistent emplacement of Afro-descendant communities as less-than-human.  In this discussion, I draw insight from postcolonial feminist political ecology to unveil fundamental tensions underpinning these UN mandates and the concomitant development ideologies they embrace and exemplify. With a focus on Afro-descendant women’s land struggles in Latin America, I present a historicized, discursive and ethnographically informed reading of development thinking, shaped predominately from the histories, voices and writings of Afro-descendant and indigenous women scholars and activists. In turn, I employ an array of UN agency reports and agreements, key land and territorial policies, news media and secondary resources to trace a genealogy of gendered logics that, I maintain, dehumanize Afro-descendant peoples and places in the name of development. Notwithstanding and contemporaneously, from these struggles emerge a rich array of spatially grounded knowledges that center the embodied meanings of intersectionality, the mutual constitution of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples’ space, and the gendering of collective struggles over natural resources. Thus, in Latin America, I argue that Afro-descendant women lead a material and symbolic process of place-making that prioritizes life through struggles over gendered dispossession and the right to be human.

Volume 23, Issue 3 is now available

Here is a list of content for Issue 3:

  1. Pamela Leong

  2. William J. Payne

  3. Mojca Pajnik, Nelli Kambouri, Matthieu Renault, Iztok Šori

  4. Sahar Romani

  5. Irene Kamberidou

  6. Carme Miralles-Guasch, Montserrat Martínez Melo, Oriol Marquet

  7. Sophia Maalsen, Jessica McLean

  8. Berit Brandth

In case you missed them, here are the links to the past two issues of Volume 23:
Issue 1
Issue 2