chapter  14
Jane Rendell
Introduction: ‘Gender, Space’
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Massey, for example, in Chapter 17 describes the spatial dimension of gendered and social relations in an account of the ways in which space is patterned by gender.6 Geographers such as Massey and Rose have produced important critiques

of the work of male geographers Harvey and Soja on postmodern space, arguing that their accounts overlook the ways gender operates to structure space and society. Perhaps the most influential of these critiques has been provided by cultural

theorist Rosalyn Deutsche, whose attack, in Chapter 18, on postmodern geographers, as well as Fredric Jameson and his seminal text on postmodernism,7

is a sustained analysis of the various ways in which gender issues are either excluded

To summarise, if from an anthropological and geographical perspective space is socially and culturally produced and gender relations are socially, culturally and

spatially constructed, then this raises two key questions: ‘how are gender relations

manifest in space?’ and equally, ‘how are spatial relations manifest in constructions

of gender?’