Introduction: feminist engagements with geopolitics

Dixon, D. and Marston, S. (2011) Introduction: feminist engagements with geopolitics. Gender, Place and Culture, 18(4), pp. 445-453.

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Here, we introduce a themed set of articles that, using diverse feminist knowledges and practices, aims to expose the force relations that operate through and upon bodies, such that particular ‘geopolitical’ subjectivities are enhanced, constrained and put to work, and particular corporealities are violated, exploited and often abandoned. The substantive scope of these articles highlights the relevance of such feminist analysis, not as a universalising framework, but as a project of universal reach. The empirical depth of this work, founded upon (variously) a committed period of fieldwork, the careful gathering of lengthy, in situ interviews, participant observation, focus groups, visual methodology and months spent in the archives highlights a complex, feminist ethics of care. Taken as a collection, what we hope these articles make clear are the manifold struggles within feminist analysis in regard to ‘researching with’ embodiment, agency, passivity, vulnerability, emotion, praxis and care.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dixon, Professor Deborah
Authors: Dixon, D., and Marston, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Gender, Place and Culture
ISSN (Online):1360-0524

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