A feminist urban theory for our time: (3) counter hegemonic practices of reshaping the urban

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM
Room: Studio 9, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Linda Peake, Elsa Koleth, Rajyashree Reddy
Chairs: Elsa Koleth


Feminist approaches to the urban have long focused on social reproduction—the gendered organization of the household, paid and unpaid reproduction of labour-power, and migration to cities. However, in the current juncture, what is at stake is the social reproduction of the planet itself. Social reproduction is at work in many sites and scales beyond the urban—including bodily, territorial, land-based, regional, and ecological, to name but a few. Proceeding from a focus on social justice rather than difference, we explore and expand upon feminist approaches to social reproduction from a variety of socio-spatial ontologies and from a range of orientations—including but not limited to anti-racist, anti-colonial, trans, eco-justice and indigenous perspectives—in order to understand how social reproduction is configuring both the urban and its constitutive outside.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Aparna Parikh*, Pennsylvania State University, Leisure as liminal: boundary-making and interstices in social reproduction of Mumbai’s urbanism 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Liz Mason-Deese*, George Mason University, Nick Clare*, University of Nottingham, VICTORIA Habermehl*, University of Sheffield, Socially reproducing territory, producing solidarity: relational territorial praxis in Buenos Aires 20 2:20 PM
Presenter Hannah Schling*, Kings College London, Thomas Cowan*, London School of Economics, The workers’ dormitory: social reproduction, precarious work and the industrial city 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Lisa K. Davis*, Berger Institute for Work, Family and Children, Social reproduction, gender and housing 20 3:00 PM
Discussant Elsa Koleth York University 20 3:20 PM

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