ERIC Number: ED432974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Geography: Discipline Analysis. Women in the Curriculum Series.
This essay examines the ways in which geography, as a discipline, has been influenced by feminist scholarship in the field. It explains that early feminist critiques of the discipline examined the extent to which geography had overwhelmingly dealt with the lives of men and the ways in which its theories, methods, and content reflected men's experiences. Geographers are paying increasing attention to the ways in which gender interacts with other social categories, such as race, ethnicity, class, nationality, immigrant status, and life course stage, to understand the complexities of relationships between women and men and among women. Feminist geography is pluralistic in its theoretical and methodological stances. A great deal of research has been done using in-depth interview strategies. (Contains 17 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Instruction, Culture, Ethnicity, Females, Feminism, Feminist Criticism, Gender Issues, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Human Geography, Models, Race, Research, Research Methodology, Sex Bias, Sex Fairness, Social Class, Theories
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Towson Univ., Baltimore, MD. National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women.
Note: For related documents in this series, see HE 032 663-689.