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

Type: Paper
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Sponsor Groups: Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Organizers: Linda Peake, Elsa Koleth, Rajyashree Reddy
Chairs: Elsa Koleth

Description

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.


Agenda

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

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