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The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies, Wiley, Issue 1 (2019)



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Gender theories and studies in geography first appeared in France 20 years ago. Largely connected to work in French-speaking Quebec and North America as a whole, researchers (of both sexes) committed to such approaches built up a singular corpus on gender relations to space in a wide range of fields. Analysis of their work has revealed many transatlantic connections but also the major results they achieved (women’s strategies in the face of domination, gendered use of urban space, bodily stigma). Looking back at the contributions of pioneering women geographers in France, while highlighting past and present sources of resistance, this paper reviews in chronological order the effects of the French connection on urban and territorial thinking. Traduction Harry Forster- Interrelate


Gis Genre CNRSHumanities and Social Sciences/GeographyHumanities and Social Sciences/Architecture, space managementHumanities and Social Sciences/Gender studiesBook sections

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