A feminist urban theory for our time: (4) practices of dispossession and commoning.

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, Darren Patrick, Susan Ruddick
Chairs: Rajyashree Reddy

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 Tom Gillespie*, University of Manchester, Austerity Urbanism and Olympic Counter-legacies: Gendering, Defending and Expanding the Urban Commons in East London Kate Hardy*, University of Leeds, Austerity Urbanism and Olympic Counter-legacies: Gendering, Defending and Expanding the Urban Commons in East London Paul Watt, Birkbeck, University of London, Austerity Urbanism and Olympic Counter-legacies: Gendering, Defending and Expanding the Urban Commons in East London 20
Presenter Bahar Sakizlioglu*, University of Leicester, Gendered dispossessions and displacement in Tarlabasi, Istanbul 20
Presenter Erin Collins*, American University, Adverse Dispossession: claiming a place in the city through embodied histories of displacement 20
Presenter Olivia R Williams*, Augustana College, Toward simultaneous liberation: The potential for community land trusts to facilitate socially reproductive practices Richard Kruger, Clark University, Toward simultaneous liberation: The potential for community land trusts to facilitate socially reproductive practices Joseph Pierce, University of Oaklahoma, Toward simultaneous liberation: The potential for community land trusts to facilitate socially reproductive practices James DeFilippis, Rutgers University, Toward simultaneous liberation: The potential for community land trusts to facilitate socially reproductive practices Deborah G Martin, Clark University, Toward simultaneous liberation: The potential for community land trusts to facilitate socially reproductive practices 20
Discussant Rajyashree Reddy University of Toronto 20

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