This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of contemporary gender and feminist geographies in an international and multi-disciplinary context. It features 48 new contributions from both experienced and emerging scholars, artists and activists who critically review and appraise current spatial politics. Each chapter advances the future development of feminist geography and gender studies, as well as empirical evidence of changing relationships between gender, power, place and space. Following an introduction by the Editors, the handbook presents original work organized into four parts which engage with relevant issues including violence, resistance, agency and desire:

  • Establishing feminist geographies
  • Placing feminist geographies
  • Engaging feminist geographies
  • Doing feminist geographies

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Feminist Geographies will be an essential reference work for scholars interested in feminist geography, gender studies and geographical thought.

chapter 1|14 pages


Establishing, placing, engaging and doing feminist geographies

part 1|126 pages

Establishing feminist geographies

chapter 3|10 pages

From Order to Chaos

Geographies of sexualities

chapter 5|13 pages

Shifting Multiple Masculinities

Alternative views from Japan and Papua New Guinea

chapter 7|10 pages

Gender and the Discipline of Geography

Case studies of relational networks of support in Western academia

chapter 8|12 pages

Skin, Sweat and Materiality

Feminist geographies of emotion and affect

chapter 9|10 pages

On the Subject of Performativity

Judith Butler’s influence in geography

chapter 10|16 pages

Politics and Space/Time

chapter 11|11 pages

Feminist Engagement with the Economy

Spaces of resistance and transformation

chapter 12|12 pages

Disentangling Globalization

Towards a feminist geography of hair and beauty

part 2|144 pages

Placing feminist geographies

chapter 13|10 pages


Lesbians, space, sperm and reproductive technologies

chapter 16|10 pages

Environmental Politics in the Everyday

Jam, red meat and showers

chapter 18|8 pages

Gender and Sexuality in Participatory Planning in Israel

A journey between discourses

chapter 19|10 pages

Rurality, Geography and Feminism

Troubling relationships

chapter 20|11 pages


Feminist approaches, emancipatory processes and intersecting identities

chapter 21|11 pages

Unsettling Gender and Sexuality Across Nations

Transnationalism within and between nations

chapter 23|10 pages

Geographies of Gendered Migration

Place as difference and connection

chapter 25|14 pages

Feminist Political Ecologies

Race, bodies and the human

part 3|114 pages

Engaging feminist geographies

chapter 26|10 pages

Trauma, Gender and Space

Insights from Bangladesh, Malaysia and the UK

chapter 27|11 pages

Geographies of Violence

Feminist geopolitical approaches

chapter 28|10 pages

Scaling a Survivor-Centric Approach for Survivors of Sexual Violence

The case of an action-based research project in India

chapter 29|8 pages

Motherhood in Feminist Geography

Current trends and themes

chapter 30|10 pages

Embodied Labour in the Bioeconomy

chapter 32|10 pages

Contexts of ‘Caring Masculinities’

The gendered and intergenerational geographies of men’s care responsibilities in later life

chapter 33|11 pages

Giving Birth to Geographies of Young People

The importance of feminist geography beyond feminist geography

chapter 34|11 pages

Gendered Geographies of Development

part 4|132 pages

Doing feminist geographies

chapter 37|9 pages

Embodied Translations

Decolonizing methodologies of knowing and being

chapter 41|10 pages

Feminist Geography in the Anthropocene

Sciences, bodies, futures

chapter 42|12 pages

QGIS in Feminist Geographic Research

Its merits and limits

chapter 43|9 pages

Doing Gender in the Digital

Feminist geographic methods changing research?

chapter 44|14 pages

Drone Queen of the Homeland

The gendered geopolitics of television drama in the age of media convergence

chapter 45|11 pages

Historical Research

Gender, politics and ethics

chapter 46|10 pages

Teaching Feminist Geography

Practices and perspectives

chapter 47|8 pages


Placing research in the first-person singular

chapter 48|12 pages

Narrating New Spaces

Theories and practices of storytelling in feminist geographies