• First Language: Turkish

  • Subjects:  Women’s Studies

  • Journal Section: Research Article

  • Authors: Selda TUNCER
    ODTÜ, Sociology Department

  • Dates: 1 January 2012

In this paper, I will attempt to examine the interaction between feminism and geograph and reveal women’s struggles to take part in the discipline of human geography. Considering mostly two largest literatures from Britain and United States , I will focus on how feminist scholars have influenced and shaped the discipline of human geography through new theoretical and methodological approaches. For that purpose, I will look at mainly the works of certain feminist geographers discussing the relation between feminism and geography, the roles of feminist geographers in the discipline. In this way, I will be able to examine the development of feminist geography, the rise of diverse strands with different geographical focuses in the course of time, their weaknesses and strengthes. In the light of all these, I will trace the journey of women geographers to take place and be accepted in the discipline of human geography.

feminism, human geography, women geograhers, feminist geography studies

ODTÜ, Sociology Department