Searching for feminist geographies: mappings outside the discipline in Poland

Narkowicz, Kasia ORCID: 0000-0003-3733-922X and Korolczuk, Elzbieta ORCID: 0000-0002-8263-5530 (2019) Searching for feminist geographies: mappings outside the discipline in Poland. Gender, Place and Culture, 26 (7 - 9). pp. 1215-1222. doi:10.1080/0966369X.2018.1554559

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Feminist geography in Poland does not exist as a sub-discipline of geography. While there are individual Polish geographers pushing for feminist perspectives, most feminist analyses of issues relating to place, space and politics of location can be found within gender studies or feminist sociology. In this sense, feminist geography in Poland cannot compare to Anglophone feminist geography and attempts to incorporate it within such an established field risks being reductive. Instead, in this report, we shift the focus to the scholarship and activism that does exist in Poland, outside of geography. This contribution focuses on shedding light on geographical questions such as the body, the city and gendered geopolitics that have been recurring themes in gender studies, feminist sociology and feminist activism in Poland. We conclude by pointing to the need to mobilise broadly, and internationally, between disciplines with the intention of de-centering dominant knowledges. For feminist scholarship this is particularly important in the context of recent political successes of right-wing forces.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Feminist geographies; Gender studies; Feminist sociology; Feminist movements; Post-socialism; Poland
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Place, Environment and Community
Depositing User: Kasia Narkowicz
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 15:27
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:24

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