- 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
3. What are feminist philosophies of knowledge?
There are three dimensions to any philosophy of knowledge.
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What are the politics of feminist research?
Coming out of the feminist philosophies of knowledge feminist scholarship has evolved a number of political commitments and understandings, including:
- Openness to multiple ontologies and epistemologies and of pluriversal worlds.
- Changing ourselves.
- Changing institutional structures.
- Acknowledgement of the messy nature of empowerment – that there is no guarantee of emancipatory outcomes.
- Privileging of storytelling.
- Working across difference, for example, through collaborations across different social and geographical locations.