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

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: 4:00 PM / 5:40 PM
Room: Studio 9, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Linda Peake, Darren Patrick, Susan Ruddick
Chairs: Rajyashree Reddy


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 Tom Gillespie*, University of Manchester, Kate Hardy*, University of Leeds, Paul Watt, Birkbeck, University of London, Austerity Urbanism and Olympic Counter-legacies: Gendering, Defending and Expanding the Urban Commons in East London 20 4:00 PM
Presenter Bahar Sakizlioglu*, University of Leicester, Gendered dispossessions and displacement in Tarlabasi, Istanbul 20 4:20 PM
Presenter Erin Collins*, American University, Adverse Dispossession: claiming a place in the city through embodied histories of displacement 20 4:40 PM
Presenter Olivia R Williams*, Augustana College, Richard Kruger, Clark University, Joseph Pierce, University of Oaklahoma, James DeFilippis, Rutgers University, Deborah G Martin, Clark University, Toward simultaneous liberation: The potential for community land trusts to facilitate socially reproductive practices 20 5:00 PM
Discussant Rajyashree Reddy University of Toronto 20 5:20 PM

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