Work and wonder at the weekend

on emotions in feminist geographical praxis

Fiona M. Smith, Jo Jamison, Claire Dwyer

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    Abstract

    This article explores intersections between academic work and emotional work at a feminist geography reading weekend held by the Women and Geography Study Group of the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers in the UK in 2006. It points to the importance of the fleeting, often unreported, spaces of feminist geographical praxis and of inserting these in our disciplinary histories. Using a performative textual strategy it offers a poly-vocal reflection on the complex, challenging and productive experiences of this kind of academic workspace. In so doing it contributes to feminist engagements with the practices of neo-liberal academia, to debates about the emotional geographies of feminist geographical work, and to discussions of the value of activities outside the norms of academia in providing potentially supportive and creative spaces for geographical praxis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)533-545
    Number of pages13
    JournalGender, Place and Culture: a Journal of Feminist Geography
    Volume15
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Keywords

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    Work and wonder at the weekend : on emotions in feminist geographical praxis. / Smith, Fiona M.; Jamison, Jo; Dwyer, Claire.

    In: Gender, Place and Culture: a Journal of Feminist Geography, Vol. 15, No. 5, 2008, p. 533-545.

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