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By Linda McDowell, Joane P. Sharp

A Feminist word list of Human Geography is the 1st consultant to the most theories, techniques and phrases frequent in geographical debates approximately gender relations.

Written via key participants to feminist concept, it includes over four hundred vigorous and obtainable definitions of the phrases present in feminist debates which scholars of geography want to know. 4 degrees of access are used - from 50 to 1500 phrases - taking account of the various levels of complexity of the phrases covered.

From 'AIDS' to 'witch', from 'abortion' to 'whiteness', this 'Glossary' is cross-referenced all through and features a entire bibliography. it's a useful reference for a person learning geography and gender, permitting them to strategy the terminology of feminist concept and ideas with self belief.

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This section outlines a brief history of cultural anthropology (see FEMINIST ANTHROPOLOGY for discussions of recent research topics). In the nineteenth century, anthropology, like GEOGRAPHY, was closely tied to the history of COLONIALISM and NATIONALISM (Stocking, 1987). Evolutionists compared less sophisticated, or ‘primitive,’ ‘RACES’ (thought to be closest to ancient human groups) to culturally and intellectually advanced (white) ‘races’. Their approaches varied: the Anthropological Society of London promoted a polygenetic view of human variation (genetic differences exist between ‘races’), whereas Lewis Henry Morgan and Edward Burnett Tylor, influenced by ENLIGHTENMENT thought, promoted a monogenetic view of humanity.

BP Androgyny From the Greek aner/andros meaning ‘man, male’ and gyne meaning ‘woman’, an androgynous person is one who displays both stereo-typically ‘MASCULINE’ and ‘FEMININE’ traits. Not to be confused with physical hermaphroditeism, an anomalous biological condition in which a person is born with both male and female primary and/or secondary sexual characteristics, an androgynous persona is usually adopted as part of a deliberate and considered strategy for transgressing conventional gender roles.

Abuse Physical, sexual, emotional or psychological harm inflicted upon a person. The boundaries between abuse and acceptable behaviour, and with HARASSMENT and VIOLENCE, are culturally and geographically variable, but abuse commonly describes behaviours in domestic settings dealt with as medical or social welfare issues rather than criminal justice issues. This context means that abuse has been constructed as a problem of individual pathology or family dynamics, theories challenged by feminists who have pointed to its highly gendered nature: men are more likely to be abusers, though not exclusively.

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