What role does physical and virtual space play in gender-based violence (GBV)? Experts from the Global North and South use wide-ranging case studies – from public harassment in India and Kenya to the role of Twitter users in women’s harassment – to examine how spaces can facilitate or prevent GBV and showcase strategies for prevention and intervention from women and LGBTQ+ people.
Students and academics from a range of disciplines will discover how existing research connects with practice and policy developments, the current gaps in research and a future agenda for GBV studies.
Exploring what it means to enact feminist geography, this book brings together contemporary, cutting edge cases of social justice activism and collaborative research with activists. From Black feminist organising in the American South to the stories of feminist geography collectives in Latin America, the editors present contemporary case studies from the Global North and South.
The chapters showcase the strength and vibrancy of activist-engaged scholarship taking place in the field and serve as a call to action, exploring how this work advances real-world efforts to fight injustice and re-make the world as a fairer, more equitable and more accepting place.
This book offers a comparative analysis of alternative education in the UK, focusing on learning spaces that cater for children and young people. It constitutes one of the first book-length explorations of alternative learning spaces outside mainstream education - including Steiner, human scale and forest schools, care farms and homeschooling.Based on original research with teachers, parents and young people at over 50 learning spaces, Geographies of alternative education demonstrates the importance of a geographical lens for understanding alternative education. In so doing, it develops contemporary theories of autonomy, emotion/affect, habit, intergenerational relations and life-itself. The book will appeal to academics and postgraduates in the fields of geography, sociology, education and youth studies. Given ongoing concerns about the state’s role in providing children’s education, and an increase in the number of alternative education providers in the UK and elsewhere, the book also highlights several critical questions for policy makers and practitioners.
align with the creation of other geographies through political and social relationships.
Our impulse and continuous work are the development of a community stemming from self-generated, radical, and alternative geographies that do not adhere to the rhythms of hegemonic systems or the hierarchical relations within any field or level. Our aim is to integrate the rhythms of each compañera (comrade) to collectively amplify our perspectives.
As a collective, GeoBrujas positions ourselves alongside other collaborative networks which centre projects, organizations
The Critical Geography Collective of Ecuador (or el Colectivo ) is exemplary of contemporary feminist collective geography praxis happening in Latin America. The geographical reach of our activism is mainly within Latin America, with a lot of our work focusing on the Amazon region. We accompany social movements and collectives in the defense of their territories against extractive industry, militarization, migrant criminalization, and patriarchal formations of space. Currently our work focuses on denouncing the negative consequences of
cause’ of climate change, while in Nanjing and Sheffield residents tended to be more cautious and say that human actions ‘definitely contribute’. Our interview and dialogue group data suggest that underlying this finding is a particular moral geography of climate change, rooted in a rapidly changing local urban setting and interwoven with the decisions people make (and are sometimes forced to make) in their everyday lives. Residents across Jinja, Nanjing and Sheffield might broadly agree that ‘human actions’ cause climate change, yet at the same time have very
This original book explores the importance of geographical processes for policies and professional practices related to childhood and youth. Contributors from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds explore how concepts such as place, scale, mobility and boundary-making are important for policies and practices in diverse contexts. Chapters present both comprehensive cutting-edge academic research and critical reflections by practitioners working in diverse contexts, giving the volume wide appeal. The focus on the role of geographical processes in policies and professional practices that affect young people provides new, critical insights into contemporary issues and debates. The contributions show how local and national concerns remain central to many youth programmes; they also highlight how youth policies are becoming increasingly globalised. Examples are taken from the UK, the Americas and Africa.
The chapters are informed by and advance contemporary theoretical approaches in human geography, sociology, anthropology and youth work, and will be of interest to academics and higher-level students in those disciplines. The book will also appeal to policy-makers and professionals who work with young people, encouraging them to critically reflect upon the role of geographical processes in their own work.
The geography of social inequality and
Swiss Public Health Lecture (2005)
Some statistical pictures of the rich world, the local, and the
This chapter documents a lecture that presented some 30 pictures: maps,
graphs and ‘map-graphs’ that were intended to show a group of public health
physicians what a geographical perspective can bring to the understanding
of social inequality and inequalities in health. Here those images have
been grouped into eight figures to provide some food for thought. The
mapping of disease is rumoured to
the importance of place for the residents, but also its relation to the larger (urban–national–global) space in which it is embedded. As Sayer (1985 , p 60) forcefully reminds us, ‘Concrete research must take spatial into account even if it is not directly interested in it.’ There are important things about the estate as place that I want to address in this final chapter, and they include the following:
The estate is simultaneously both part and no part of the geography of a classed city. It is a place embedded in segregated urban space. The ambiguous nature of
Geographical landscapes of religion
Paul Cloke and Andrew Williams
In this chapter we trace the contribution of geographers to the re-
imagination of religion and belief. Any claim that Geography has made
such a contribution may come as something of a surprise to scholars both
outside and inside Geography, given the staunchly secular nature of most
geographical endeavour in which acceptance of religion and faith as a
legitimate focus for study has been one of the last great areas of otherness
that geographers have had to address. For