A feminist urban theory for our time: (1) social reproduction, urbanisation and urbanism

Type: Paper
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Sponsor Groups: Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group, Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group
Organizers: Linda Peake, Darren Patrick, Rajyashree Reddy
Chairs: Susan Ruddick

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 Linda Peake*, York University, A feminist urban theory for our time: rethinking social reproduction, the urban and its constitutive outside
 Gokboru Sarp Tanyildiz, York University, A feminist urban theory for our time: rethinking social reproduction, the urban and its constitutive outside
 Rajyashree Reddy*, University of Toronto, A feminist urban theory for our time: rethinking social reproduction, the urban and its constitutive outside
 Darren Patrick*, York University, A feminist urban theory for our time: rethinking social reproduction, the urban and its constitutive outside
 20
Presenter Elsa Koleth*, York University, Reproducing the global household: subaltern women and the making of middle-class urbanisms. 20
Presenter Paula Martín Gago*, University of Balearic Islands, Spaces of privilege and oppression spaces of unpaid reproductive work. Sònia Vives Miró, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spaces of privilege and oppression spaces of unpaid reproductive work. 20
Presenter Emily Fedoruk*, University of Minnesota, 'Never ask me again’: Towards a theory of social reproduction as representation in public poetry 20
Discussant Susan Ruddick University of Toronto 20

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