Introduction to Feminist Urban Studies

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.