This issue features 9 fascinating articles and 3 book reviews, which are all listed below with direct links. In case you missed the announcement, Gender, Place and Culture will be publishing doctoral dissertation précis in each issue. Submissions will be considered on a competitive basis. Each précis will undergo a vetting process by an Editor. Successful submissions will join the queue for publication. The Editors invite authors to submit précis of their dissertations through ScholarOne. Dissertations defended in 2016 and 2017 are now being accepted. More information can be found here.
Gender, Place & Culture, Volume 24, Issue 5, is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online <http://www.tandfonline.com>. This important issue is dedicated to articles concerned with the Women’s March, one of the largest coordinated protests in US and world history. Entitled ‘Emergent and Divergent Spaces in the Women’s March: The Challenges of Intersectionality and Inclusion’, the collection addresses some of the key issues arising through collective expressions of protest.
You may also like to read our linked blog post ‘Reflecting on the Women’s March on Washington’ by Frances Kunreuther here
Pamela Moss & Avril Maddrell
Pages: 613-620 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1351509
Rapid Response articles
On being groped and staying quiet. Or, what kind of place an airplane can be
Pages: 621-627 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1342075
Intersectional feminism beyond U.S. flag hijab and pussy hats in Trump’s America
Banu Gökarıksel & Sara Smith
Pages: 628-644 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1343284
‘It definitely felt very white’: race, gender, and the performative politics of assembly at the Women’s March in Victoria, British Columbia
CindyAnn Rose-Redwood & Reuben Rose-Redwood
Pages: 645-654 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1335290
Token girl: reflections of an emerging feminist’s journey through music
Pages: 655-660 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1328663
Generative spaces: intimacy, activism and teaching feminist geographies
Shannon Burke, Alexandra Carr, Helena Casson, Kate Coddington, Rachel Colls, Alice Jollans, Sarah Jordan, Katie Smith, Natasha Taylor & Heather Urquhart
Pages: 661-673 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1335293
Latent alliances: the Women’s March and agrarian feminism as opportunities of and for political ecology
Pages: 674-695 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1342604
KNIT + RESIST: placing the Pussyhat Project in the context of craft activism
Pages: 696-710 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1335292
Sydney Boothroyd, Rachelle Bowen, Alicia Cattermole, Kenda Chang-Swanson, Hanna Daltrop, Sasha Dwyer, Anna Gunn, Brydon Kramer, Delaney M. McCartan, Jasmine Nagra, Shereen Samimi & Qwisun Yoon-Potkins
Pages: 711-721 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1339673
Resist, persist, desist: building solidarity from Grandma Ella through baby Angela to the Women’s March
Bisola Falola & Chelsi West Ohueri
Pages: 722-740 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1335291
Coming out of darkness and into activism
Pages: 741-746 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2017.1328664
Constructive feminism: women’s spaces and women’s rights in the American city
Pages: 747-748 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2016.1275105
Pages: 748-750 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2016.1275106
This year’s model: fashion, media, and the making of glamour
Pages: 750-751 | DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2016.1275109
Written by Frances Kunreuther, Reblogged from the Building Movement Project
The day after Trump’s inauguration, I was one of the 500,000 or 1.2 million who marched in Washington, D.C. I was glad to be there, even with the flaws. There was a feeling of optimism reflected in the pussy hats, homemade signs, different issues that were represented, throngs of people, and general good will. That feeling is quickly fading as our new President’s actions wreak havoc on the environment, Muslims, people in need of health care, refugees, women who are sexually active, people of color, immigrants, workers, those without resources, and so much more.
Being at a march that was dominated by white women, I kept thinking about the ‘other white women’ – the majority who voted for Trump. They were not wearing pussy hats or holding signs that read “Free Melania” or shouting, “Our Bodies, Our Choice.” Trump’s denigration of women, or anyone else, didn’t seem to matter to them, or to matter enough to keep them from casting their vote for a self-avowed sexual predator, and the question is why not?
I began to wonder if white women are just used to men like Trump. Maybe he is not that different from the other men in their lives: husbands, fathers, partners, sons, co-workers, neighbors, friends. White men who feel it is fine to talk about, or grab, someone’s pussy and claim it’s a compliment; who believe they have power that should not be challenge.
Back in the day, I worked in what we called the battered women’s movement. We saw intimate partner violence as an issue of power. We knew it was systemic, that institutions – school, communities, laws, policies, families, and in places of worship – kept gender-based power differences in place. We heard the justifications for the violence, and we listened to the reasons why women did not leave. They were dependent on their partner financially, no one believed them, the criminal justice system ignored their pleas for help and often told women they were responsible. Women didn’t have control over their lives, they were told they were worthless and over time they started to believe it. They loved their partner and hoped he would change. In response, we wanted to raise consciousness, help women see our own agency, and support each other. We wanted to offer an alternative, for the victims of violence, and for all of us; to change the systems that kept these power differences in place. Many women stayed with their abusers, and it was just as difficult to watch then as it is disappointing to learn that 53% of white women, and almost half of college education white women voted for Trump.
Much has already been written contrasting how white women voted with the fact that only 4% of black women and 26% of Latinas were Trump supporters. We know that women of color, too, experience violence from within and outside of their families. But women of color – especially Black women – also know what violence has been perpetrated against their communities in order to“protect” white women. So maybe when they looked at Donald Trump, they also saw in him other white men they had known, making his presidency even scarier.
And white women? Is our trade-off to ignore the slights all women face – about our competency and interests, judgements about our bodies, harassment in public spaces, and fear of verbal and physical violations at home or by strangers – so we can be “protected” by white men whose power is enhanced by Trump’s reactionary populism, meaning a political climate that tilts male, white and Christian? Will there be a time when the majority of white women will recognize the costs to them and their mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters and sons of this compromise, and have the courage to bond with their sisters of color, just as so many brave women have taken the risk to leave the “normality” of their abusers? And will that build a soon-enough, strong-enough movement to stop the madness– the greedy financial interests, male privilege and white supremacy – that has led us to Donald Trump?
Volume 24, Issue 4 is out now! We have four fascinating articles with international focus exploring the gendered politics of empire, female pilgrims, women’s military experiences and ‘wandering intellectuals’. We also have a special section, edited by Jennifer L. Fluri & Amy Piedalue, entitled ‘Embodying Violence: Critical Geographies of Gender, Race, and Culture.’ The volume finishes with three book reviews.
Volume 24, Issue 2 is now available online. This issue includes a viewpoint by Ann Bartos about food politics, two book reviews, and articles covering a range of fascinating topics that are advancing feminist geographies. Enjoy!
Ann E. Bartos
We are excited to announce that the first issue of the year is now available online. This issue includes Dr. Sharlene Mollett’s article, which was presented at last year’s Jan Monk Distinguished Lecture, a themed section on ‘Sexual and Gender Minorities in Disaster’, three book reviews, and articles covering a diversity of subjects including “crazy cat ladies”. Enjoy!
Gender, Place and Culture Jan Monk Distinguished Annual Lecture:
Irreconcilable differences? A postcolonial intersectional reading of gender, development and HumanRights in Latin America
Themed Section – Sexual and Gender Minorities and Disasters:
Sexual and gender minorities in disaster
J. C. Gaillard, Andrew Gorman-Murray & Maureen Fordham
We’ve seen the future, and it’s very diverse: beyond gender and disaster in West Hollywood, California
Ben Wisner, Greg Berger & JC Gaillard
Problems and possibilities on the margins: LGBT experiences in the 2011 Queensland floods
Andrew Gorman-Murray, Sally Morris, Jessica Keppel, Scott McKinnon & Dale Dominey-Howes
Remembering an epidemic during a disaster: memories of HIV/AIDS, gay male identities and the experience of recent disasters in Australia and New Zealand
Scott McKinnon, Andrew Gorman-Murray & Dale Dominey-Howes
Segregation, exclusion and LGBT people in disaster impacted areas: experiences from the Higashinihon Dai–Shinsai (Great East-Japan Disaster)
Azusa Yamashita, Christopher Gomez & Kelly Dombroski
Work–life balance of professional women in rural Spain
Mireia Baylina, Maria Dolors Garcia-Ramon, Ana María Porto, Maria Rodó-de-Zárate, Isabel Salamaña & Montserrat Villarino
Contesting intersex: the dubious diagnosis
Cecile Ann Lawrence
The spirit of revolution: beyond the dead ends of man
Olivia R. Williams
What better way to end 2016 then to read the latest issue of Gender, Place and Culture? There are interesting articles and book reviews spanning the globe, including Asia, Europe, and South America to name a few. This issue also marks the first twelfth issue as we moved from publishing 10 issues per year to 12 — a sign of growth in feminist geography!
The Janice Monk Lecture in Feminist Geography: the first 10 years
Sallie A. Marston & Sapana Doshi
When bodies do not fit: an analysis of postgraduate fieldwork
Johanna Carolina Jokinen & Martina Angela Caretta
A love story: for ‘Buddy System’ research in the academy
Patricia J. Lopez & Kathryn Gillespie
With the mine in the veins: emotional adjustments in female partners of Chilean mining workers
Jimena Silva-Segovia & Paulina Salinas-Meruane
Pray the gay away: identity conflict between Christianity and sexuality in Hong Kong sexual minorities
Petula Sik Ying Ho & Yiqian Hu
Imagining the ideal city, planning the gender-equal city in Umeå, Sweden
Linda Sandberg & Malin Rönnblom
Book Review Forum:
Muddying the waters: coauthoring feminisms across scholarship and activism
Elora Halim Chowdhury, Laura Pulido, Nik Heynen, Lainie Rini, Joel Wainwright, Naeem Inayatullah & Richa Nagar
Discounted life: the price of global surrogacy in India
Covered in ink: tattoos, women, and the politics of the body
Shea Ellen Gilliam
Traveling heavy. A memoir in between journeys
There are some excellent research articles in Issue 11 covering a wide range of themes that advance feminist geography. This includes vulnerability in LGBT communities; the intersections of race and masculinity in the lives of rural transgender men; the spatial politics and activisms of gay seniors sex work; men providing care; queer regionality and much, much more.
Links to the full list of content for Issue 11 are posted below:
Chen Misgay, Gay-riatrics: spatial politics and activism of gay seniors in Tel-Aviv’s gay community centre, Pages: 1519-1534
Miriam J. Abelson, ‘You aren’t from around here’: race, masculinity, and rural transgender men, Pages: 1535-1546
Laura Rodriguez Castro, Barbara Pini & Sarah Baker, The global countryside: peasant women negotiating, recalibrating and resisting rural change in Colombia, Pages: 1547-1559
Donna J. Drucker, Bringing gender and spatial theory to life at a German technical university, Pages: 1560-1571
Treena Orchard, Jennifer Vale, Susan Macphail, Cass Wender & Tor Oiamo, ‘You just have to be smart’: spatial practices and subjectivity among women in sex work in London, Ontario, Pages: 1572-1585
Melissa Giesbrecht, Allison Williams, Wendy Duggleby, Jenny Ploeg & Maureen Markle-Reid, Exploring the daily geographies of diverse men caregiving for family members with multiple chronic conditions, Pages: 1586-1598 – Open Access
Nireka Weeratunge, Olivier Joffre, Sonali Senaratna Sellamuttu, Bounthanom Bouahom & Anousith Keophoxay, Gender and household decision-making in a Lao Village: implications for livelihoods in hydropower development, Pages: 1599-1614
Cüneyt Çakırlar, Introduction to Queer/ing Regions, Pages: 1615-1618
Camilla Bassi, What’s radical about reality TV? An unexpected tale from Shanghai of a Chinese lesbian antihero, Pages: 1619-1630
Jon Binnie, Critical queer regionality and LGBTQ politics in Europe, Pages: 1631-1642
Howard Chiang & Alvin K. Wong, Queering the transnational turn: regionalism and queer Asias, Pages: 1643-1656