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  1. 1. Gender bODY POLITICS, Gendered spaces, feminist geopoliticsWednesday, 27 March, 13
  2. 2. Feminist geopolitics Embodied power relations (in)security inequality Body politics Gendered spaces Mobility in/through Sex & Mobility Masculinist protection Burqas & Islamic dress Spaces of careWednesday, 27 March, 13
  3. 3. Gender, not sexWednesday, 27 March, 13
  4. 4. With us Against us M Masculine Feminine Public Private Foreign Domestic Here There Global Local Good Evil Getting beyond binary thinkingWednesday, 27 March, 13
  5. 5. Feminist Geopolitics Imagines space as complex, contingent Sees binaries and dyadic divisions as artificial, created and produced. Builds upon feminist world-views to critique the hegemonic processes of knowledge production--of world-making. Is not a geopolitics about feminism specifically--though it can be. Rather, feminist geopolitics is a critique that utilizes feminist scholarship to trouble “taken- for-grantedness” in the world around us.Wednesday, 27 March, 13
  6. 6. Feminist geographers want to critique and bring attention to the way women’s lives are made private, and the spaces women occupy as private by extension. They support leading men--as housewives, cooks, mothers, and secretaries--and so their range of possible contributions is narrowed. By contrast, men are put ‘out front’--as breadwinners and protectors.Wednesday, 27 March, 13
  7. 7. Superheroes & Housewives Following up on our mobility discussion last week, there continue to be limits to mobility in access to work, positions of influence, or public prominence. Conversely, we have plenty of examples of male titans of industry and protectors. (Batman as both, for instance). Often women’s spaces and women’s experiences are shielded from public view. They perform a behind-the-scenes role that often goes unnoticed.Wednesday, 27 March, 13
  8. 8. Purdah A Islamic practice of protecting women, through veiling, segregation, and limits on women’s participation in the public sphere.Wednesday, 27 March, 13