- Feminist Urban Studies: An Introduction
- 1. What is feminism?
- 2. What is feminist urban studies?
- 3. What are feminist philosophies of knowledge?
- 4. Feminist urban studies: early works
- 5. Feminist urban studies from the 1970s: research agendas in the global north and the global south
- 6. What are some key issues in feminist urban research?
- 7. Critiques of masculinist urban spatial epistemologies
- 8. Engagement with ideological constructs of urban space, notably the public / private divide.
- 9. Analyses of urban form and women’s lives in cities
- 10. Summary
- 11. Feedback Survey
1. What is feminism?
Feminism can be understood as resistance against all forms of oppression and a sense of hope for change.
Historically, social scientific research methods have marginalised, inadequately represented, and even excluded, women’s experiences. In short, feminist research challenges both the knowledge which is produced and the methods of producing knowledge.
The content of this module was adapted from materials prepared by Professor Linda Peake for a ‘Workshop in Urban Feminist Research: Ethnographic Research Tools’ held in Ramallah in July 2018.