Searching for feminist geographies: mappings outside the discipline in Poland

Narkowicz, Kasia ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3733-922X and Korolczuk, Elżbieta (2019) Searching for feminist geographies: mappings outside the discipline in Poland. Gender, Place & Culture, 26 (7-9) . pp. 1215-1222. ISSN 0966-369X [Article] (doi:10.1080/0966369x.2018.1554559)

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Abstract

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
Keywords (uncontrolled): feminist geographies, feminist movements, feminist sociology, gender studies, post-socialism, Poland
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 30906
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Depositing User: Kasia Narkowicz
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2020 10:33
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/30906

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