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Coğrafyaya Cinsiyet Temelinde Yeniden Bakmak: Kuramsal Bir Tartışma
Rethinking Geography from Gender Perspective: A Theoretical Discussion

Author(s): Ceren Avcil
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Psychology, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, General Reference Works, Geography, Regional studies, Library and Information Science, Sociology
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Kadın; toplumsal cinsiyet; feminist coğrafya; mekân; Women; gender; feminist geography; space
Summary/Abstract: The feminist theory essentially stands against the subordination of women vis-à-vis men, acknowledging that the lives of women and men, be it in the social, economic, political, or cultural sense, are shaped by the roles traditionally attributed to men and women and their distinct placements, positions, pursuits, etc. in society. Against this backdrop, the women’s movement, owing to its historically dynamic developments in scope and content, has urged authors to examine some long-neglected issues from the gender perspective. Among them is geography, which has been a topic of study for feminist theorists, researchers, and writers since the 1970s especially along with the advent of second-wave feminism. Owing to this background, building on the gender perspective to position women as the primary subject in geography has become a current, albeit long-hidden, pursuit in social sciences. In this context, criticisms of the classical restriction of women to certain spaces within the framework of the separation of public and private spaces have added visibility to discussions concerning the genders of geographies or spaces. The dynamic nature of geography in general and of spaces more specifically also points to how space and gender interact, shape, and transform each other. In fact, all interactions that guide women’s daily lives including actions, pursuits of existence, etc., happen within the confines of space and perceptions of such spaces also shape the role of women in society.

  • Page Range: 87-98
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: Turkish